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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
Simon Armitage reads "Evening" from Tyrannosaurus Rex versus the Corduroy Kid

Hugo Williams
Hugo Williams
reads "Walk Out to Winter" from Dear Room

Paul Farley
Paul Farley
reads "The News Agent" from Tramp in Flames

Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney reads "The Blackbird of Glenmore" from District and Circle

Paul Muldoon
Paul Muldoon,
reads "Bob Dylan at Princeton November 2000"  fromHorse Latitudes"
Robin Robertson
Robin Robertson
reads "Donegal" from Swithering

Penelope Shuttle
Penelope Shuttle
reads "Wife Widow" from Redgrove's Wife

Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirschfield reads "Burlap Sack" from After

W N Herbert
WN Herbert reads "Bad Shaman Blues" from a collection of the same name.

Tim Liardet
Tim Liardet reads "Shoe Gazing" from Blood Choir

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