Poetry for book groups

2012 T S Eliot Prize Reading Groups launched

A reading group scheme based on the T S Eliot Prize, the UK’s top poetry award, was launched this week to coincide with the announcement of the ten-strong shortlist on 23 October. Three poems from each of the shortlisted poetry collections, together with reading group notes, ideas for discussion, a biography and photo of each poet are available to download from the Poetry Book Society’s website. There’s also an article on Setting Up a Poetry Reading Group and Who’s Afraid of T S Eliot? – some light-hearted suggestions on how to overcome your fear of poetry.

 Reading group discounts are available and readers can sign up for a weekly email which will cover the ten poets in turn and keep them up-to-date with news on the Prize. There is also an opportunity to enter a prize draw for tickets to the T S Eliot Prize Readings in January 2012. Find out how your reading group can take part at http://www.poetrybooks.co.uk/projects/13/



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