TS Eliot prize for poetry

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TS Eliot prize unveils ‘voices of the moment’ in 2021 shortlist
Ten collections in competition for the £25,000 award ‘should enter the stage and be heard in the spotlight’, say judges

Lucy Knight

14, Oct, 2021 @6:30 PM

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Bhanu Kapil wins TS Eliot poetry prize for 'radical' How to Wash a Heart
Judges praise the British-Indian poet’s ‘formidable’ collection, exploring the dynamic between an immigrant and her white, middle-class host

Alison Flood

24, Jan, 2021 @8:30 PM

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Life without Air by Daisy Lafarge review – ecological poetry
A fierce and clear-eyed debut that finds a fresh way to explore humankind’s role in environmental chaos

Rebecca Tamás

05, Dec, 2020 @12:00 PM

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TS Eliot prize unveils 'unsettling, captivating' shortlist
Judges say the 10 poetry collections nominated for £25,000 award are ‘as urgent as they are artful’

Alison Flood

15, Oct, 2020 @5:30 AM

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TS Eliot prize-winner Roger Robinson: ‘I want these poems to help people to practise empathy’
From a lament for the victims of Grenfell Tower to snapshots of Windrush arrivals … activist, musician and poet Roger Robinson discusses the inspiration behind his prize‑winning collection

Claire Armitstead

16, Jan, 2020 @11:22 AM

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British-Trinidadian dub poet Roger Robinson wins TS Eliot prize
Judges praise A Portable Paradise for finding evidence of ‘sweet, sweet life’ in the bitterness of everyday experience

Sian Cain

13, Jan, 2020 @7:30 PM

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TS Eliot prize unveils shortlist of 'fearless poets'
Nominees for the £25,000 prize include Jay Bernard, Sharon Olds and Anthony Anaxagorou

Alison Flood

17, Oct, 2019 @8:30 AM

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'A star is born': TS Eliot prize goes to Hannah Sullivan's debut
Poet’s ‘absolutely exhilarating’ first collection Three Poems takes £25,000 prize

Sian Cain

14, Jan, 2019 @7:30 PM

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TS Eliot prize announces 'intensely political' shortlist
Prestigious £25,000 award selects 10 collections showcasing ‘poetry’s ability to engage with language when it is being debased’

Alison Flood

18, Oct, 2018 @11:06 AM

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TS Eliot prize goes to Ocean Vuong's 'compellingly assured' debut collection
Night Sky With Exit Wounds, the debut collection by a poet who is the first literate person in his family, hailed as ‘the definitive arrival of a significant voice’

Sian Cain

15, Jan, 2018 @7:30 PM

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The Noise of a Fly by Douglas Dunn review – shortlisted for the TS Eliot prize
Larkin’s influence is still strong in this collection, which illuminates the natural world and the coming of old age

Aingeal Clare

11, Jan, 2018 @9:59 AM

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Why the TS Eliot prize shortlist hails a return to the status quo
This year’s lineup may be deserving, but with just one collection by a BAME poet in an exceptionally strong year for poets of colour, it also seems naive

Sandeep Parmar

20, Oct, 2017 @11:50 AM

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