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|Thursday 22nd July 2004
T S Eliot Prize 2006
The winner of the TS Eliot Prize, poetry's "most coveted award" will be announced next Monday. It is awarded to the writer of the best new collection of poetry published in 2006.
We asked each of the ten nominees to record a poem for the programme and will play two every day this week. If you missed a poem then you can listen again below:
Simon Armitage reads "Evening" from Tyrannosaurus Rex versus the Corduroy Kid
Hugo Williams reads "Walk Out to Winter" from Dear Room
Paul Farley reads "The News Agent" from Tramp in Flames
Seamus Heaney reads "The Blackbird of Glenmore" from District and Circle
Paul Muldoon, reads "Bob Dylan at Princeton November 2000" fromHorse Latitudes"
Robin Robertson reads "Donegal" from Swithering
Penelope Shuttle reads "Wife Widow" from Redgrove's Wife
Jane Hirschfield reads "Burlap Sack" from After
WN Herbert reads "Bad Shaman Blues" from a collection of the same name.
Tim Liardet reads "Shoe Gazing" from Blood Choir
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