‘Jackself’ Nominated for 2016 T S Elliot Prize

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‘Jackself’ Nominated for 2016 T S Elliot Prize

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.

Shore to Shore with Carol Ann Duffy

Shore to Shore with Carol Ann Duffy

Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy will undertake a nationwide tour of independent bookshops this summer to support the 10th anniversary of Independent Bookshop Week.

Starting on Sunday 19th June and partnering with independent bookshops around the UK, the “Shore to Shore: Celebrating Poetry and Community with the Laureate and Friends” tour will see Duffy perform alongside fellow poets including Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker and Jackie Kay.

The poets will be accompanied by music from instrumentalist and composer John Sampson, with a special guest spot every night from a poet local to each venue. Cumbrian poet Jacob Polley will be joining Carol on her Tuesday 28th June gig at Carlisle Cathedral in association with Bookends in Carlisle

 Tickets now available at billetto.co.uk/en/events/shore-to-shore-carlisle