02/11/2011

Esther Morgan shortlisted for T.S. Eliot Prize

UEA writer Esther Morgan has been shortlist for this year’s T.S. Eliot Prize for her third collection of poetry, ‘Grace’, which has just been published by Bloodaxe Books. Esther graduted from the Creative Writing (Poetry) MA in 1997 and subsequently taught on both UEA’s undergraduate Creative Writing programme and for the School of Continuing Education. She was the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award in 1998 and her first collection, ‘Beyond Calling Distance’, was published by Bloodaxe in 2001. This won the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. In 2010 she won the Bridport Poetry Prize for her poem ‘This Morning’. The T.S. Eliot Prize is worth £15,000 to the winner and £1,000 to each of the shortlisted candidates. The winner will be announced on 15th January.

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