Welcome to the T. S. Eliot Prize Winners’ Archive. The premier Prize in poetry, the T. S. Eliot Prize was inaugurated in 1993 and is awarded annually to the best new collection of poetry in English published in the UK or the Republic of Ireland. Thanks to the support of the T. S. Eliot Foundation this collection is a new collaboration with the Poetry Archive which celebrates the T. S. Eliot Prize winners and 25 years of the finest poetry collections.

Each winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize is invited to make a recording for the Archive as part of their prize. The Poetry Archive will publish those recordings here as they are made, with each poet’s voice preserved in the Archive and made available for you to enjoy.

The Battle of Maryville - Joelle Taylor
A Portable Paradise - Roger Robinson
To My Father / To My Future Son - Ocean Vuong
The Weasel - Jacob Polley
Loop of Jade - Sarah Howe
Sniper - David Harsent

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Read by Sinead Morrissey
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Grey Girl - Sharon Olds
The Good Neighbour - John Burnside
Sea Canes - Derek Walcott
Severn Song - Philip Gross
Ladies and Gentlemen This is a Horse - Jen Hadfield
Cousin Coat - Sean O’Brien
The Underground - Seamus Heaney
Syntax - Carol Ann Duffy
Piano - George Szirtes
The White Lie - Don Paterson
Memorial - Alice Oswald
Wounds - Michael Longley
Her News - Hugo Williams
Pike - Ted Hughes
The Lover - Don Paterson
Belfast Confetti - Ciaran Carson
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