I have to admire Salt’s industry in making the most of a publicity opportunity. No sooner do they have three poets nominated for the Forward Prize than they create a blog dedicated to the books and to anything else even vaguely related to them.
Makes you wonder what the other publishing houses are doing. Bloodaxe and Carcanet both have a page on their websites featuring their nomination. Arc, astonishingly, have nothing at all. Maybe their website designer is on holiday, as I’m sure they must be delighted at their nomination. Random House/Cape don’t seem to have mentioned their two nominations either. Nor have Faber & Faber. Nor have Picador. Strange – but it shows how hard it is to get poetry in the public eye when even some of the nominated poetry publishers don’t seem bothered.