Prize Information

T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry

The T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry has been discontinued.  Thank you for your interest in the prize.


The T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry was an annual award for the best-unpublished book-length collection of poetry in English, in honor of native Missourian T. S. Eliot’s considerable intellectual and artistic legacy.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

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

See Winners and Finalists