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David Morley to judge TS Eliot Prize

dmorlaDavid Morley, Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies is to join the judging panel, chaired by Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy for the 2012 T S Eliot Prize for Poetry.

T S Eliot Prize for Poetry

The competition began in 1993, to celebrate the Poetry Book Society's 40th birthday and to honour its founding poet. The £15,000 prize is donated by Eliot's widow, Valerie Eliot, and awarded to the best collection of new poetry published in the UK and Ireland in the preceding 12 months.

A ten-book shortlist will be picked in October, with the four Poetry Book Society Choices from 2012 automatically included. These are:The Death of King Arthur by Simon Armitage (Faber),The Dark Filmby Paul Farley (Picador) andPlaceby Jorie Graham (Carcanet) plus the Winter Choice, to be announced in August.

The winner of the £15,000 prize will be announced on 14 January 2013, with each of the shortlisted poets receiving £1,000 each. The shortlist readings will take place on 13 January in the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall.

Last year’s winner was John Burnside for his collection Black Cat Bone(Cape).

More information

Find out more about the competition by visiting the Poetry Book Society's website.