Thursday, January 19, 2006

Duffy Wins TS Eliot Poetry Prize

From The Guardian, Tuesday January 17, 2006

Carol Ann Duffy, whose new collection Rapture is one of the top-selling poetry collections in the UK, last night won the £10,000 TS Eliot poetry prize.

The Poetry Book Society, which awards the prize, said: "This year's TS Eliot prize highlights a (some would say) rare moment of agreement between the critics and the booksellers as to what constitutes great poetry." The judges' chairman, David Constantine, called Rapture "a coherent and passionate collection".

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