Thursday, 19 October 2017

TS Eliot Prize shortlist

The shortlist for the 25th TS Eliot Prize has been announced, and it's heartening to see a book from Nine Arches Press, Jacqueline Saphra's excellent All My Mad Mothersin there.

Of the rest of the list, James Sheard's The Abandoned Settlements is the only one I've read so far – it's worth buying for the stunning title poem alone, and is another very worthy contender. Some really interesting choices on there – I look forward to reading more ahead of the award announcement.

1 comment:

Poetry Pleases! said...

Dear Matt

I don't have the faintest idea who is going to win this year, but if I had to have a bet, I would place it on Roddy Lumsden's 'So Glad I'm Me.'

Best wishes from Simon R Gladdish