Sinead Morrissey Wins 2013 T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry

Posted on January 16, 2014

Sinead Morrissey has been named the winner of the 2013 T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry. The annual prize is presented by the U.K.'s Poetry Book Society. Sinead won for her poetry collection, Parallax.

Chair Ian Duhig said in a statement, "In a year of brilliantly themed collections, the judges were unanimous in choosing Sinead Morrissey's Parallax as the winner. Politically, historically and personally ambitious, expressed in beautifully turned language, her book is as many-angled and any-angled as its title suggests."

This year was the fourth time Sinead has been shortlisted for the prize. She was named Belfast's first Poet Laureate in August 2013.

Here is audio of Sinead Morrissey reading from Parallax at the T S Eliot Prize Readings, which were held at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall.


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