The Readings

The 2017 T. S. Eliot Prize Readings took place at the Southbank’s Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 14 January.

This fabulous evening was hosted by Ian McMillan, with all ten shortlisted poets reading to a packed and attentive audience in a wonderful display of the strength and range of contemporary poetry.

Tara Bergin, Caroline Bird, Douglas Dunn, Leontia Flynn, Roddy Lumsden, Michael Symmons Roberts, Robert Minhinnick, James Sheard, Jacqueline Saphra and Ocean Vuong

An audio version of the entire Readings is available from our YouTube page.

The 2017 Prize marks the 25th anniversary of the T. S. Eliot Prize and the winner’s prize money has been increased to £25,000 to mark the occasion. Links to new reviews by John Field and 40 new high quality videos of the poets reading their work and talking about it can be found on the Shortlist page.

The winner of the 2017 T S Eliot Prize is Ocean Vuong.