Statement by T. S. Eliot on the opening of the Emily Hale letters at Princeton


regarding the envelope enclosed herewith.

Miss Emily Hale, of Massachusetts, has presented to the Library of Princeton University the letters which I wrote to her between 1932 and 1947 – possibly a few of them a little earlier; any written after the death of my first wife are so different in sentiment that she may not have included them. READ

2019 T. S. Eliot Society (UK) Lecture

Hannah Sullivan is to give this year’s Annual T. S. Eliot Lecture in Oxford on Thursday 28th November at 5:30pm. The title of the lecture is T. S. Eliot and the Art of Abandonment. 

Dr Hannah Sullivan is Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow at New College, Oxford.  READ

80th Anniversary of Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

Cat embroidery made by T. S. Eliot in 1894

An embroidery made by a young T. S. Eliot hinted at things to come. The embroidery, made in 1894, shows a ribbon-collared cat ready to pounce on a ball of wool. It’s believed Eliot first put pen to paper with his cats in a 1931 letter to his young godson, Tom Faber, who had written to Eliot about his cat. READ

Submissions now open for the Four Quartets Prize

The Poetry Society of America has opened submissions for the Four Quartets Prize for 2019.

The Four Quartets Prize is for a unified and complete sequence of poems published in America in a print or online journal, chapbook, or book in 2019. READ

Two T. S. Eliot events at Southwark Cathedral in November

Murder in the Cathedral

To coincide with the 850th anniversary of the Murder of Thomas Becket, Scena Mundi Theatre Company are staging a new production of T. S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral in Southwark Cathedral – the last place that Thomas Becket preached before his assassination. READ

Dante Micheaux wins the Four Quartets Prize

The Poetry Society of America and the T. S. Eliot Foundation are delighted to announce the winner of the Four Quartets Prize, Dante Micheaux, for his book Circus. The prize is $20,000. He was selected by judges Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Carmen Giménez Smith, and Rosanna Warren. READ