TS Eliot Prize Readings
See live readings from the ten poets shortlisted for producing the most scintillating poetry of the past year, hosted by poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan.
The TS Eliot Prize is judged by a panel of established poets, who this year comprise Glyn Maxwell (chair), Caroline Bird and Zaffar Kunial.
The Prize was described by former poet laureate Sir Andrew Motion as ‘the prize most poets want to win.’
It 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.
This year’s shortlisted poets are:
Raymond Antrobus, All The Names Given (Picador)
Kayo Chingonyi, A Blood Condition (Chatto & Windus)
Selima Hill, Men Who Feed Pigeons (Bloodaxe)
Victoria Kennefick, Eat Or We Both Starve (Carcanet)
Hannah Lowe, The Kids (Bloodaxe)
Michael Symmons Roberts, Ransom (Cape Poetry)
Daniel Sluman, single window (Nine Arches Press)
Joelle Taylor, C+nto & Othered Poems (The Westbourne Press)
Jack Underwood, A Year in the New Life (Faber)
Kevin Young, Stones (Cape Poetry)
This is a hybrid event, which is streamed simultaneously to a worldwide audience.
Presented in partnership with the TS Eliot Foundation
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For ages 16+
This event is British Sign Language interpreted (BSL).
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