The next winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize to be announced on Monday!
The judging is over and the T.S. Eliot Prize is about to be announced as John Burnside (as Chair), Sarah Howe and Nick Makoha have made their decision. The panel chose their shortlist from the 158 poetry collections submitted by British and Irish publishers. Featuring new voices and veteran poets and covering an extraordinary diversity of range, themes and styles. The shortlist comprises new books by Anthony Anaxagorou, Fiona Benson, Jay Bernard, Paul Farley, Ilya Kaminsky, Sharon Olds, Vidyan Ravinthiran, Deryn Rees-Jones, Roger Robinson and Karen Solie. There is still time to catch the last few tickets to the annual T. S. Eliot Prize Shortlist Readings where these extraordinary poets will read live from their collections – the event is on Sunday 12th January, 2020 in the Royal Festival Hall, hosted again by Ian McMillan and you can book here.
The winner of this most prestigious of prizes will be announced on Monday 13th January, 2020. The winning poet will receive a cheque for £25,000 and will be recorded to keep in the T. S. Eliot Prize collection in the Poetry Archive. To celebrate this T. S. Eliot Foundation supported collection we are delighted to share the work of previous winners Ocean Vuong and Sharon Olds. We can hardly wait to hear who will be joining Hannah Sullivan, last year’s sensational winner, in the Archive later this year.