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.

Previous winners

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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Strummed Words said...

Have got to look for this book of poetry. Thanks for the information!

Unknown said...

Hey Parish...
Some great posts you have here, since I have not been by...I am such a bad follower *wink*

I will comment here instead of all of them. I do hope you don't mind.

Loved the stemless glasses in your new years post. Gorgeous! Wish I could drink but my liver won't let me... such is life.

I have had Ilustrado on my list for a while now and am glad to see that you liked it. I do think you are the first person I know who has read it. I do love the fact it has fantastical elements.

Also cant wait to see what you think of your current read... Italian Folktales and to see if you find any similarities with it and those from other countries.

Now to dig into your Gilgamesh post since I am never ever going to read it.


@parridhlantern said...

Hello Gerry, Thanks for commenting, I've just ordered a copy from my library, so hope to read it soon

@parridhlantern said...

Hello & thanks for your comments, Shellie. The glasses are gorgeous aren't they, not suitable for tasting malt whisky, but beautiful anyway. Ilustrado I loved & can't wait to see what he'll write next, some people have said he was a tad over ambitious, but if Ilustrado is the result, may he be so again. Calvino's Italian Folktales has about 200 tales ,some are tales that have crossed many borders before reaching Calvino's pen, so similarities abound. As for Gilgamesh, if t

@parridhlantern said...

Only to compare what myths & tales it chimes with ( Greek, Hebrew, Christian etc)

Tom C said...

Watch out for Poetry Please tomorrow afternoon on BBC Radio 4 as its featuring The Waste Land

@parridhlantern said...

@Tom C: Thanks for the heads up.