Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Glasgow Poet Wins the TS Eliot Prize for Poetry

Congratulations to Scottish Poet, Carol Ann Duffy, who won the TS Eliot Prize for her latest collection of verse called Rapture.

Carol, 50, from Glasgow, beat such names like Polly Clark, David Harsent and Sinead Morrissey to the £10,000 prize.

She has previously won the Whitbread Poetry Award and Forward Poetry Prize for her 1993 collection Mean Time, and was made an OBE in 1995.

Duffy is also an acclaimed playwright, having written works such as Take My Husband, Loss and Little Women, Big Boys.

Judges described Rapture as "coherent and passionate" and named it the best collection of new poetry published in the UK and Ireland.

The award comes from the Poetry Book Society, and was presented by TS Eliot's widow Valerie at a London ceremony on Sunday evening. TS Eliot founded the PBS in 1953.

Related links:
The Poetry Book Society


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