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Book awards: T. S. Eliot Prize

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Works (26)

First Language: Poems by Ciaran Carson1993
The Annals of Chile by Paul Muldoon1994
My Alexandria by Mark Doty1995
Subhuman Redneck Poems by Les Murray1996
God's Gift to Women by Don Paterson1997
Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes1998
Billy's Rain by Hugo Williams1999
The Weather in Japan by Michael Longley2000
The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos by Anne Carson2001
Dart by Alice Oswald2002
Landing Light by Don Paterson2003
Reel by George Szirtes2004
Rapture by Carol Ann Duffy2005
District and Circle by Seamus Heaney2006
The Drowned Book by Sean O'Brien2007
Nigh-No-Place by Jen Hadfield2008
The water table by Philip Gross2009
White Egrets by Derek Walcott2010
Black Cat Bone by John Burnside2011
Stag's Leap: Poems by Sharon Olds2012
Parallax by Sinéad Morrissey2013
Fire songs by David Harsent2014
Loop of Jade by Sarah Howe2015
Jackself by Jacob Polley2016
Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong2017
Three poems by Hannah Sullivan2018

Award description

The T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry is awarded by the Poetry Book Society to "the best collection of new verse in English first published in the UK or the Republic of Ireland"[1] in any particular year. The Prize was inaugurated in 1993 in celebration of the Poetry Book Society's 40th birthday and in honour of its founding poet, T. S. Eliot. The £15,000 prize money is donated by Eliot's widow, Mrs Valerie Eliot.


a) First publication in the UK may include simultaneous publication (within a period of six months) in other countries.

b) A collection must be the work of one poet. Anthologies and volumes of collected or selected work will not be eligible.

c) A posthumous collection will be eligible only if it is published within nine months of the poet's death.

d) At least eighty percent of the poems in the collection must not have been published before in book form.

e) Books which contain more than 20% translations (or versions, imitations or any poetry inspired by the work of one or more other writers) will not be eligible. Percentages should be calculated on the total number of lines of poetry in a book.

f) A 'book' shall be defined as having at least 48 pages.

g) Entries from individual poets of their own work will not be accepted.


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