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Richard Scott among TS Eliot Prize for Poetry Shortlist

24 October 2018

The T. S. Eliot Prize is an annual prize for the best new poetry collection published in the UK or Ireland. It was inaugurated in 1993 to celebrate the Poetry Book Society’s 40th birthday and honour its founding poet.

It is firmly established as the most valuable and prestigious prize in the UK for a new collection of poetry. It is distinctive among poetry prizes in being judged by a panel of established poets. In 2017, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Prize, the T. S. Eliot Estate increased the value of the Prize. The winner now receives £25,000 and the ten shortlisted poets each receive £1,500.

Richard Scott  who has been shortlisted alongside nine other poets was a Jerwood Opera Writing Fellow 2017 with Snape Maltings and a Jerwood Arvon Mentee 2011/12. The winner will be announced on the 14 January.