Sunday, January 11, 2009

It's that time of the year again - the winner of the T.S. Eliot prize will be announced tomorrow. Thanks to stars sliding blog for this link where you can hear those on the short-list read some of their poems.

The only collection I've read is Jen Hadfield's Nigh-No-Place and I've only really dipped in and out of it, yet I have enjoyed what I've read. But listening to the poems at the link the only one that really strikes me is Glyn Maxwell's reading of his poems. In fact I like what he read so much that it's convinced me to add his book to my future purchase list.

4 comments:

Dominic Rivron said...

Thanks for the link - I'll have a listen to these this week if i can find the time.

Apologies for for missing your last three now-deleted posts!

Frances said...

I attended the reading and have to say everyone read beautifully (not always the case I find). Glyn Maxwell positively galloped along. Can't wait to see who will win -

deemikay said...

Sad new about Mark Imlah.

It'll be interesting to see who'll win... and the poetry section hasn't returned to Borders in Glasgow yet! 5000 copies of Pride and Prejudice and twice as many plays as before. I may have to resort to buying Jen Hadfield online... (I much prefer buying in bookshops, but not always an option.)

Sorlil said...

oh how sad about mick imlah, only 52 years old.

hi frances, one of the many perks of living in london eh! can anyone attend the T.S. Eliot reading?

hi dominic, yes it's a good link especially for those of us not able to go to the real thing!