T.S. Eliot Prize Preview 2021

T.S. Eliot Prize Preview 2021

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

*  To ensure the safety of our tutors and students, this event will take place on video-conferencing platform, ZOOM *

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 24 January, 2–4pm, on Zoom, with The Sunday Times poetry critic Jeremy Noel-Tod.

This year’s shortlisted poets are: Natalie Diaz (Postcolonial Love Poem), Sasha Dugdale (Deformations), Ella Frears (Shine, Darling), Will Harris (RENDANG), Wayne Holloway-Smith (Love Minus Love), Bhanu Kapil (How to Wash a Heart), Daisy Lafarge (Life Without Air), Glyn Maxwell (How the Hell Are You), Shane McCrae (Sometimes I Never Suffered) and JO Morgan (The Martian’s Regress).

In this preview event we’ll 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.

Sunday 24 January, 2–4pm, on Zoom.

We are grateful to the T.S. Eliot Foundation for their support.

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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