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Special Collection

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…

Special Collection

This Special Collection brings together some of the recordings we’ve made over the years with poets from Scotland. Edwin Morgan recorded his reading for the Archive in his flat in Glasgow back in 2000, Douglas Dunn made his Archive recording…

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8 poems available

Valerie Gillies writes like the wind and jinks like a hare in the fields of language - The Scotsman

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Jane McKie

B. 1967

8 poems available

'Must this be a woman's cross? This dissonance between what 'seems' and what 'is?' - Jane McKie, 'Change, Continuous Change'

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4 poems available

He has created over the last twenty years a poetry of great tenderness in praise of the farming landscape and its human keepers. -- Les Murray

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Alasdair Gray

B. 1934 D. 2019

9 poems available

Work as if you live in the early days of a better world -- Alasdair Gray via Dennis Lee

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5 poems available

Sparkling poems full of sensuous richness and linguistic inventiveness - Edwin Morgan

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Anna Crowe

B. 1945

5 poems available

There's something in me that insists it sings / Freely, for nothing, the lovely, lonely art / Called poetry, an art you understand. (from 'Venezuela' by Douglas Dunn)

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Ron Butlin

B. 1949

9 poems available

Ron Butlin is that rare breed - a poet who takes the novel form and shows it is ripe for reinvention. Playful, haunting and moving, this is writing of the highest quality. - Ian Rankin

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7 poems available

A haunting music full of subtlety of thought and religious echoes. -- Charles Bainbridge, The Guardian

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7 poems available

'Out of this zany dark and ice we will carry/longing and the sun in our eyes forever.' Christine De Luca, Light Show at the Botanics

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