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T.S. Eliot Prize

Join Ian McMillan for a celebration of remarkable poets and poetry as he presents readings from collections shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize.

Join Ian McMillan for a celebration of remarkable poets and poetry as he presents readings from all the collections shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. The prize is awarded annually by the T.S. Eliot Foundation for the best collection of the year - and the winner receives £25,000. Bhanu Kapil was declared this year's winner by the judges, for her 'invigorating' collection 'How to Wash a Heart'.

Alongside readings from the poets themselves, Ian reflects on the resonance of their poems during this period of uncertainty. In keeping with our season 'Experiments in Living', he asks, "how do these poems ask us to see the world?", what do they tell us about how we might live?

Glyn Maxwell - How the hell are you (Picador Poetry)
Ella Frears - Shine, Darling (Offord Road Books)
Shane McCrae - Sometimes I Never Suffered (Corsair Poetry)
Sasha Dugdale - Deformations (Carcanet Press)
J O Morgan - The Martian’s Regress (Cape Poetry)
Daisy Lafarge - Life Without Air (Granta Poetry)
Natalie Diaz - Postcolonial Love Poem (Faber & Faber)
Wayne Holloway Smith - Love Minus Love (Bloodaxe Books)
Will Harris - RENDANG (Granta Poetry)
Bhanu Kapil - How to Wash a Heart (Pavilion Poetry)

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Fri 29 Jan 2021 22:00

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  • Fri 29 Jan 2021 22:00

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