The T.S. Eliot Prize has just announced this year’s shortlist. Each year, the award seeks to celebrate the author with the best new collection of poetry published in the UK and Ireland. Described by Andrew Motion, the former English Poet Laureate, as “the prize most poets want to win,” the prestigious award offers £25,000 to the winning poet, and £1,500 each to the those shortlisted. Previous winners include Bhanu Kapil, Anne Carson, and Ocean Vuong.
Below are this year’s shortlisted titles.
Kayo Chingonyi, A Blood Condition (Chatto & Windus)
Selima Hill, Men Who Feed Pigeons (Offord Road Books)
Victoria Kennefick, Eat or We Both Starve (Carcanet)
Hannah Lowe, The Kids (Bloodaxe Books)
Michael Symmons Roberts, Ransom (Cape Poetry)
Daniel Sluman, single window (Nine Arches Press)ts
Joelle Taylor, Cunto & Othered Poems (Picador Poetry)
Jack Underwood, A Year in the New Life (Faber & Faber)
Kevin Young, Stones (Cape Poetry)