Posted on October 15, 2021 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The 2021 T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist has been released, and judges have seen a distinct thread beyond the main criterion of being a new poetry collection written in English.

This year, noted the chair of judges, poetry styles have become “as disparate as we’ve ever known them” and the world itself more unsettled than any other time in memory.

So the prize shortlist, says Glyn Maxwell, features ten artists whose voices deserve to be heard and change the story.

The winner, to be revealed in January, receives £25,000 (about $34,000), with shortlisted poets being given £1,500 (about $2,000). 

Here are the contenders for Britain’s most prestigious award for poetry; you can learn more about them and the prize on the T.S. Eliot Foundation website:

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