Prize Information

T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry

The T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry is being suspended for one year while we reorganize.  Please check back with us in spring 2018 for updates and new information.  Thank you for your interest in the prize.


The T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry is an annual award for the best-unpublished book-length collection of poetry in English, in honor of native Missourian T. S. Eliot’s considerable intellectual and artistic legacy. The purpose of the T. S. Eliot Prize is to publish and promote contemporary English-language poetry, regardless of a poet’s nationality, reputation, stage in career, or publication history.

The winning author will receive $2,000 and publication of the winning collection.

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