The shortlist for this year’s TS Eliot Award has recently been announced. All of us at Magma are delighted to see that our Magma Competition judge, Gillian Clarke, has been shortlisted for her collection, Ice (Carcenet).
“In Ice Gillian Clarke turns to the real winters of 2009 and 2010. In their extremity they redefined all the seasons for her. Nature asserted itself and renewed the environment for the imagination… She lives with the planet, its seasons and creatures, in a joyful, anxious communion.”
We’d like to congratulate Gillian and to extend our best wishes to all the shortlisted authors.
The four Poetry Book Society Choices, along with six other collections selected by judges Carol Ann Duffy, Michael Longley and David Morley, make up the complete shortlist, which is as follows:
Simon Armitage – The Death of King Arthur (Faber)
Sean Borodale – Bee Journal (Jonathan Cape)
Gillian Clarke – Ice (Carcanet)
Julia Copus – The World’s Two Smallest Humans (Faber)
Paul Farley – The Dark Film (Picador)
Jorie Graham – P L A C E (Carcanet)
Kathleen Jamie – The Overhaul (Picador)
Sharon Olds – Stag’s Leap (Jonathan Cape)
Jacob Polley – The Havocs (Picador)
Deryn Rees-Jones – Burying the Wren (Seren)
The winner of the £15,000 award will be announced on Monday 14th January.