Tuesday, January 25, 2011
T.S. Elliot, poetry Award
The T.S.Elliot Poetry Award, went to Derek Walcott for his collection of poems under the title "White Egrets".
The Nobel Laureate's work has been described by the judges as "possibly the last from the hand of a master" , Anne Stevenson who chaired the judging panel paid tribute to the poet , saying that White Egrets was " a moving risk taking & technically flawless book by a great poet". This event also highlighted what a love there is for poetry as according to the independent newspaper over 2000 lovers of poetry congregated in the Royal Albert hall to listen to a series of readings by the ten shortlisted Poets.
2009- Phillip Gross, The high water Table
2008- Jen Hadfield, Nigh-No-place
2007-Sean O'Brien, The Drowned Book
2006-Seamus Heaney, District & Circle
2005-Carol Ann Duffy, Rapture.
Derek Walcott Wikipedia
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