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
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
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
The fourth in a series of five annual lectures inspired by T. S. Eliot’s impact on modern literature, will be given by Sean Scully RA at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin on Sunday 17th November.
The lecture, Belief versus Disbelief, will be followed by an interview led by Adrian Dunbar. READ
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
The Poetry Society of America and the T. S. Eliot Foundation are pleased to announce the three finalists for the Four Quartets Prize, which is to be awarded to a unified and complete sequence of poems published in America in a print or online journal, chapbook, or book in 2018. READ
Volume 7 of The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot, edited by Iman Javadi and Ronald Schuchard and published by John Hopkins University Press, is now available online. This penultimate volume of Eliot’s collected prose covers the period 1947-1953 and includes twenty-five previously unpublished pieces. READ
The T. S. Eliot Estate are grateful to the Poetry Archive for arranging this reading of Journey of The Magi by Daniel Day-Lewis and we are delighted to share it on our site until the Feast of the Epiphany.
In January 1948, T. S. Eliot was awarded the Order of Merit; in a letter congratulating him, W. H. Auden remarked ‘Now the next thing shall be the Nobel Prize’. Auden’s foretelling came true some months later when Eliot was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on 4th November 1948. READ