The short list for this year’s TS Eliot Prize has just been announced, and two of the poets reading at this year's Woodstock Poetry Festival are among those chosen – Don Paterson and Sarah Howe. Judges were Kei Miller (also reading, with Don Paterson, on Friday 13 November), Ahren Warner and Pascale Petit (chair).
Here is the full short list:
Tracey Herd, Not in this World
Selima Hill, Jutland
Rebecca Perry, Beauty/Beauty – all published by Bloodaxe
Tim Liardet, The World Before Snow
Les Murray, Waiting for the Past – both published by Carcanet
Mark Doty, Deep Lane (Cape)
Sarah Howe, Loop of Jade (Chatto & Windus)
Sean O’Brien, The Beautiful Librarians (Picador)
Don Paterson, 40 Sonnets (Faber)
Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric (Penguin)
Pascale Petit is chair of the judges, with Kei Miller and Ahren Warner.
Prize readings take place in London on 10 January – an extraordinary event, usually packed, in the Festival Hall.