TS Eliot Prize Readings @ Southbank Centre
“Hear readings from the poets shortlisted for the 2014 TS Eliot Prize, one of the most loved events of the literary calendar.
Expect an electric atmosphere at this performance, which is a special opportunity to hear the best contemporary poets reading their own work.
Ian McMillan comperes the evening. Helen Dunmore chairs the judging panel, accompanied by two other judges, poets Sean Borodale and Fiona Sampson.
All shortlisted poets are invited to read from their work.
This year’s shortlisted works are:
Fiona Benson Bright Travellers
John Burnside All One Breath
Louise Glück Faithful and Virtuous Night (read by Michael Schmidt)
David Harsent Fire Songs
Michael Longley The Stairwell
Ruth Padel Learning to Make an Oud in Nazareth
Pascale Petit Fauverie
Kevin Powers Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting (read by Caleb Klaces)
Arundhathi Subramaniam When God is a Traveller
Hugo Williams I Knew the Bride
The Prize is awarded annually to the writer of the best new poetry collection published in the UK or Ireland. It is judged by a panel of established poets and has been described by Sir Andrew Motion as ‘the Prize most poets want to win’.”
Sun 11 January 7:00pm