Thursday, 29 October 2009

TS Elliot Shortlist

Some great names on the shortlist this year.

Eiléan Ní Chuilleánain The Sun-fish (Gallery)
Fred D'Aguiar Continental Shelf (Carcanet)
Jane Draycott Over (Carcanet)
Philip Gross The Water Table (Bloodaxe)
Sinéad Morrissey Through the Square Window (Carcanet)
Sharon Olds One Secret Thing (Cape)
Alice Oswald Weeds & Wild Flowers (Faber)
Christopher Reid A Scattering (Areté)
George Szirtes The Burning of the Books and Other Poems (Bloodaxe)
Hugo Williams West End Final (Faber)

and some Irish ones too. Check the poetry press names to know which consistently publish the 'best' or shortlist worthy writing.

Judges Simon Armitage, Colette Bryce and Penelope Shuttle chose the titles from the 98 poetry titles published in 2009.

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