The T S Eliot Prize 2016

The T S Eliot Prize 2016

Click here for more information on this year's shortlist.

The Prize, which is one of the world’s top poetry prizes, was set up by the Poetry Book Society in 1953 in honour of its founding poet. Inpress took over the book shop and membership side of the Poetry Book Society in June 2016 and the T S Eliot Prize is now funded and run by the T S Eliot Foundation.

Ruth Padel is Chair of the 2016 judging panel, alongside poets Julia Copus and Allan Gillis. The judges met in October to decide on all ten books which make up the shortlist.

The T S Eliot Prize Readings will take place in the Southbank’s Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 15th January 2017, to be followed by the announcement of the winner at the Award Ceremony the following night.

Submissions for the Prize is only open to single-author poetry collections published in the UK or the Republic of Ireland during the calendar year of 2016.