National Poetry Library Book Club

Our annual TS Eliot Prize Book Club returns for its seventh year, discussing what has been described as the ‘world’s top poetry award’ over two consecutive weeks. Come along to hear about the ten books shortlisted for this year’s prize.

The judging panel, WN Herbert (Chair), James Lasdun and Helen Mort, have shortlisted the following books:

Tara Bergin – The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx (Carcanet)
Caroline Bird – In these Days of Prohibition (Carcanet)
Douglas Dunn – The Noise of a Fly (Faber & Faber)
Leontia Flynn – The Radio (Cape Poetry)
Roddy Lumsden – So Glad I’m Me (Bloodaxe)
Michael Symmons Roberts – Mancunia (Cape Poetry)
Robert Minhinnick – Diary of the Last Man (Carcanet)
James Sheard – The Abandoned Settlements (Cape Poetry)
Jacqueline Saphra – All My Mad Mothers (Nine Arches Press)
Ocean Vuong – Night Sky with Exit Wounds (Cape Poetry)

Come along and decide if you agree with their choices.

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National Poetry Library,

Level 5, Blue side, Royal Festival Hall


Free, but ticketed

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