Blog: Shortlist for the 2012 T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry


The Poetry Book Society has announced its shortlist for the 2012 T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry. Judges Carol Ann Duffy (Chair), Michael Longley and David Morley have chosen six collections from the 131 books submitted by publishers, which join the four PBS Choices to make up the ten collections on the shortlist.

The winner will be announced at the Award Ceremony on Monday 14 January 2013, when the winner will be presented with a cheque for £15,000, donated by Mrs Valerie Eliot, who has generously given the prize money since the inception of the Prize. The shortlisted poets will each receive £1,000.

  • Book:The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation
  • Book:Bee Journal: Poetry
  • Book:Ice (Gillian Clarke)
  • Book:The World's Two Smallest Humans: Poetry
  • Book:The Dark Film

  • Book:Place: New Poems
  • Book:The Overhaul: Poetry
  • Book:Stag's Leap: Poems
  • Book:The Havocs
  • Book:Burying the Wren


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