Posted on January 17, 2023 at 1:54 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Congratulations are in order for Anthony Joseph, whose Sonnets for Albert won the 2022 T.S. Eliot Prize.

Britain’s most prestigious award for poetry comes with a prize purse of £25,000 (about $30,700).

Joseph emerged triumphant from a record field — 201 submissions.

Judges described Sonnets for Albert, a collection of autobiographical reflects on growing up with a mostly absent father, as "a luminous collection which celebrates humanity in all its contradictions and breathes new life into this enduring form."

Joseph is a poet, novelist, and musician, and has received critical acclaim in all of these fields; he's also a lecturer in creative writing at King’s College London.

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