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T. S. Eliot Prize

Ian McMillan shares highlights of some of the best poetry published over the last year, performed at the annual T.S. Eliot Prize readings, recorded at the Royal Festival Hall

Join Ian McMillan for a celebration of remarkable poets and poetry as he presents highlights of the annual T.S. Eliot Prize readings, recorded in front of an audience at the Royal Festival Hall (at London's Southbank).

This year, Roger Robinson won the prize for his collection 'A Portable Paradise' (Peepal Tree Press). The chair of the judges John Burnside talked about how Roger is able to find "in the bitterness of everyday experience, continuing evidence of ‘sweet, sweet life’ ".

The shortlisted poets who feature alongside Roger in this edition of The Verb are: Anthony Anaxagorou, Fiona Benson, Jay Bernard, Paul Farley, Ilya Kaminsky, Sharon Olds, Vidyan Ravinthiran, Deryn Rees-Jones and Karen Solie,

The T.S. Eliot Prize is run by the T.S. Eliot Foundation and was initiated in 1993 by Valerie Eliot.

Presenter: Ian McMillan
Producer: Faith Lawrence

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44 minutes


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