Jacob’s fourth volume of poetry ‘Jackself‘ has been shortlisted for the 2016 TS Eliot Prize.
Other nominees are:
- Rachael Boast Void Studies / Picador
- Vahni Capildeo Measures of Expatriation / Carcanet
- Ian Duhig The Blind Road-Maker / Picador
- J O Morgan Interference Pattern / Cape Poetry
- Bernard O’Donoghue The Seasons of Cullen Church / Faber
- Alice Oswald Falling Awake / Cape Poetry
- Denise Riley Say Something Back / Picador
- Ruby Robinson Every Little Sound / Liverpool University Press
- Katharine Towers The Remedies / Picador
The T. S. Eliot Foundation has taken over the running of the T. S. Eliot Prize from the Poetry Book Society, the charity which established the Prize in 1993 and ran it for twenty-three years.
The T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry was inaugurated in 1993 to celebrate the Poetry Book Society’s 40th birthday and honour its founding poet. Described as ‘the prize most poets want to win’ (Sir Andrew Motion, former Poet Laureate) and ‘the world’s top poetry award’ (Independent), it is awarded annually to the author of the best new collection of poetry published in the UK and Ireland.