George Szirtes shortlisted for TS Eliot Prize
UEA Reader in Poetry, George Szirtes, has been shortlisted for this year’s TS Eliot Prize for his latest collection Bad Machine, which was published earlier this year by Bloodaxe. Also included on the shortlist is Moniza Ali, a recent tutor on the UEA MA in Creative Writing (Poetry). Her collection At The Time Of Partition is also published by Bloodaxe and, like Bad Machine, has already been named a Poetry Book Society Choice for 2013. The TS Eliot Award is judged by Ian Duhig, Imtiaz Dharker and Vicki Feaver. Each of the shortlisted authors will receive £1,000, and the winner – who will receive £15,000 – will be announced on 13 January 2014.