The TS Eliot Prize is awarded annually to the author of the best new poetry collection published in the UK or Ireland. It is judged by a panel of established poets and has been described by Sir Andrew Motion as 'the prize most poets want to win'.
Previous winners of the prize include Paul Muldoon, Don Paterson, Ted Hughes, Michael Longley, Alice Oswald, George Szirtes, Carol Ann Duffy, Seamus Heaney, Derek Walcott, John Burnside, Sharon Olds, Sinéad Morrissey, David Harsent, Sarah Howe and Jacob Polley.
The prize was inaugurated in 1993 to celebrate the Poetry Book Society's 40th birthday and to honour its founding poet, and is now awarded by the TS Eliot Foundation. It is the 'world's top poetry award' (The Independent).
All poets on the shortlist have accepted the invitation to read at this performance. Please note that this may be subject to change at short notice.
For ages 12+