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Harsent wins T S Eliot Prize for Poetry
The Poetry Book Society is delighted to announce that the winner of the T S Eliot Prize for Poetry is David Harsent's Fire Songs, published by Faber and Faber.

This is Harsent's fifth appearance on the shortlist, following A Bird's Idea of Flight (1998), Marriage (2002), Legion (2005) and Night (2011), all published by Faber and Faber.

Judges Helen Dunmore (Chair), Sean Borodale and Fiona Sampson have chosen the winner from a strong shortlist after months of reading and deliberation.

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David Harsent wins 2014 T S Eliot Prize for Poetry

David Harsent wins 2014 T S Eliot Prize for Poetry
Monday January 2015

David Harsent - "a poet for dark and dangerous days" - scoops this year's Prize.... more