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T. S. Eliot

B. 1888 D. 1965

7 poems available

…and promoter, who did most to establish Eliot as the pre-eminent figure in the modernist movement, particularly through his decisive editorial intervention in ‘The Waste Land’. Eliot’s literary career now…

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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…

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‘The Missing’, for BBC 100: T.S. Eliot Prize Winning Reading - Roger Robinson

As if their bodies became lighter, ten of those seated in front pews began to float, and then to lie down as if on a bed. Then pass down the…

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Journey of the Magi - T. S. Eliot

‘A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The…

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Four Quartets – Extract - T. S. Eliot

I In my beginning is my end. In succession Houses rise and fall, crumble, are extended, Are removed, destroyed, restored, or in their place Is an open field, or a…

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The Waste Land Part I – The Burial of the Dead - T. S. Eliot

I. The Burial of the Dead April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. Winter kept…

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The Waste Land Part II – A Game of Chess - T. S. Eliot

II. A Game of Chess The Chair she sat in, like a burnished throne, Glowed on the marble, where the glass Held up by standards wrought with fruited vines From…

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The Waste Land Part III – The Fire Sermon - T. S. Eliot

III. The Fire Sermon The river’s tent is broken: the last fingers of leaf Clutch and sink into the wet bank. The wind Crosses the brown land, unheard. The nymphs…

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The Waste Land Part IV – Death by Water - T. S. Eliot

IV. Death by Water Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead, Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep seas swell And the profit and loss. A current under sea Picked…

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The Waste Land Part V – What the Thunder said - T. S. Eliot

V. What the Thunder said After the torchlight red on sweaty faces After the frosty silence in the gardens After the agony in stony places The shouting and the crying…

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…100: T.S. Eliot Prize Winning Reading by Roger Robinson ‘The Missing’, for BBC 100: T.S. Eliot Prize Winning Reading – Roger Robinson Volume Poem Dear Hearing World by Raymond Antrobus…

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6 poems available

T.S. Eliot prize. Liardet was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship, and has performed his work on BBC Radio Three and BBC Radio Four and read at many major festivals, including the…

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