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Poet laureate named on T. S. Eliot Prize shortlist

21st October 2011

The poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy has been named on the shortlist for the T. S. Eliot Prize, which will see her go up against some of the biggest names in poetry for the 'prize most poets want to win'.

Her collection The Bees has been pitted against Black Cat Bone by John Burnside, Sean O'Brien's November and Memorial by Alice Oswald.

Gillian Clarke, the chair of the judging panel, described the competition as 'the most demanding of all poetry prizes' with the ten nominations serving as a roll-call of the leading names in poetry.

Duffy, who picked up the prize for her previous collection Rapture, will also be up against Profit and Loss by Leontia Flynn, Night by David Harsent, Esther Morgan's Grace, Armour by John Kinsella, Bernard O'Donoghue's Farmer's Cross and the strangely named Tippoo Sultan's Incredible White-Man-Eating Tiger Toy-Machine!!! by Daljit Nagra.

Clarke, who is the current national poet of Wales, said the final shortlist for the GBP 15,000 prize is 'a library of the best'.

'All these books [we've chosen] are nourishing, exciting and challenging. Some are more challenging, others more nourishing, but all are tremendously important to us in their different ways – in quiet ways and in "pizzazzy" ways,' she added.
 

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