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Joelle Taylor wins T.S. Eliot Prize 2021

a blazing book of rage and light
T.S. Eliot Prize Judges 2021

Poet Joelle Taylor was awarded the 2021 T.S. Eliot Prize for her collection C+nto & Othered Poems at a ceremony at London's Royal Festival Hall on Sunday night. Judges Glyn Maxwell, Caroline Bird and Zaffar Kunial described the book as "a blazing book of rage and light, a grand opera of liberation from the shadows of indifference and oppression". Taylor is the 29th winner of the prestigious £25,000 prize for the best new poetry collection published in the UK & Ireland.

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a despairing elegy for the butch lesbian counterculture at a time of rising hostility, prejudice and violence towards the LGBT+ community
The Poetry Society