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Taylor wins 2021 T S Eliot Prize

In the UK, Joelle Taylor has won the 2021 T S Eliot Prize, worth £25,000 (A$47,360), for her collection C+nto & Othered Poems (The Westbourne Press), reports the Bookseller.

C+nto & Othered Poems was chosen as the winner from a shortlist of 10.

‘Every book on the shortlist had a strong claim on the award,’ said chair of judges Glyn Maxwell. ‘We found it extremely hard to choose between 10 superb collections. The arguments towards the end were passionate and thoughtful, but the choice of the judging panel is Joelle Taylor’s C+nto and Othered Poems, a blazing book of rage and light, a grand opera of liberation from the shadows of indifference and oppression.’

The award is the most valuable prize in British poetry and is the only poetry prize which is judged purely by established poets. Last year’s winner was Bhanu Kapil’s How to Wash a Heart (Pavilion Poetry).


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