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T S Eliot Prize - Judges Announced
The Poetry Book Society is delighted to announce the judges and call for submissions for the 2015 T S Eliot Prize for Poetry. Pascale Petit will be Chair of the judging panel, alongside poets Kei Miller and Ahren Warner.

The judges will meet in October to decide on the ten-book shortlist. The four Poetry Book Society Choices from 2015 are automatically shortlisted for the Prize. The Spring 2015 Choice was The Beautiful Librarians by Sean O'Brien (Picador) the Summer Choice is Deep Lane by Mark Doty (Jonathan Cape), the Autumn Choice will be Waiting for the Past by Les Murray (Carcanet), and the Winter Choice will be announced in August.

The T S Eliot Prize Shortlist Readings will take place on Sunday 10 January 2016 in Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall. The shortlist readings are the largest annual poetry event in the UK.


C K Williams, 1936 - 2015

C K Williams, 1936 - 2015
Monday September 2015

The Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet C K Williams, whose work has been published in Britain by Bloodaxe Books for the last 25 years, died on Sunday at his home in Hopewell, New Jersey. He was 78. ... more