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Harsent wins 2014 T S Eliot Prize

In the UK, David Harsent has won the 2014 T S Eliot Prize for Poetry for his collection Fire Songs (Faber) after being shortlisted for the prize five times, reports the Guardian. Chair of judges Helen Dunmore described Harsent as ‘a poet for dark and dangerous days’. ‘Fire Songs plumbs language and emotion with technical brilliance and prophetic power,’ she said. Harsent wins £20,000 (A$37,205), an increase of £5000 (A$9302) in honour of the 50th anniversary of T S Eliot’s death. Each of the shortlisted poets receives £1500 (A$2790). The T S Eliot Prize was established in 1993 and is awarded to the author of the best new collection of poetry published in the UK and Ireland each year.



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