T.S. Eliot Prize Preview 2020

T.S. Eliot Prize Preview 2020

Explore the T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist with The Sunday Times poetry critic Jeremy Noel-Tod.

The T.S. Eliot Prize kicks off the new year in poetry and awards the largest financial prize for any single-author collection, with this year’s winner receiving £25,000! Join the Poetry School for a detailed overview and exploration of this year’s shortlist on 12th January, 2-4pm, at the Southbank Centre, with The Sunday Times poetry critic Jeremy Noel-Tod.

This year’s shortlisted poets are: Anthony Anaxagorou (After the Formalities), Fiona Benson (Vertigo & Ghost), Jay Bernard (Surge ), Paul Farley (The Mizzy), Ilya Kaminsky (Deaf Republic), Sharon Olds (Arias), Vidyan Ravinthiran (The Million-petalled Flower of Being Here), Deryn Rees-Jones (Erato), Roger Robinson (Portable Paradise), and Karen Solie (The Caiplie Caves).

In this Preview Event you’ll get the chance to explore each book on the shortlist and discuss what these ten collections say about the past year in poetry, through guided readings, debate, and criticism. Then head into the Royal Festival Hall for what promises to be an electrifying evening of readings from the shortlisted poets and place your bets as to who will walk away with the coveted prize!

Order your tickets from the Southbank Centre here.

Venue: Southbank Centre, London

2–4pm. £10 / 25% concessions.

Please book via the Southbank Centre website.

We are grateful to the T.S. Eliot Foundation for their support regarding this preview event.

About Jeremy Noel-Tod View Profile

Jeremy Noel-Tod teaches in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia and for the last five years has been poetry critic for The Sunday Times. In 2013 he edited The Oxford Companion for Modern Poetry and his anthology The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem was published in 2018.

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