Tuesday, January 15, 2013

News at Eleven: Sharon Olds has become the first

female American poet to win the TS Eliot Prize--with a collection about the end of her marriage.

The judges described Stag's Leap as "a tremendous book of grace and gallantry which crowns the career of a world-class poet".

Olds picked up the £15,000 prize at a ceremony in the Courtyard at the Wallace Collection in London on Monday.

from BBC News: TS Eliot Prize: Sharon Olds is first US female winner
then BBC Radio 4: A divorce told through poetry wins TS Eliot prize
then The Daily Mail: Good things come to those who wait . . . 15 years: Poet wins TS Eliot Prize for collection she wrote after husband ran off with another woman
then Huffington Post: Sharon Olds Discusses 'Stag's Leap', Her Divorce And Her Ex-Husband After Winning TS Eliot Prize


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