POETRY NEWS : Poet Harsent wins TS Eliot Prize

Congratulations to David Harsent.

winner of the 2014 TS Eliot Prize for his collection:

Fire Songs‘.

You can request ‘Fire Songs’ from Surrey Libraries by clicking here.


The prize is organised by the Poetry Book Society,

The Poetry Book Society, founded by T S Eliot and friends in 1953, is a unique poetry society, providing information and guidance on the best contemporary poetry for a wide-ranging community of readers.

Congratulations to the other shortlisted poets:

Fiona Benson – Bright Travellers
John Burnside – All One Breath
Louise Glück – Faithful and Virtuous Night
Michael Longley –  The Stairwell
Ruth Padel – Learning to Make an Oud in Nazareth
Pascale Petit – Fauverie
Kevin Powers – Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting
Arundhathi Subramaniam – When God is a Traveller
Hugo Williams – I Knew the Bride

More details about the shortlisted poets can be found here.


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