Roger Robinson wins the TS Eliot

Poet Roger Robinson has won the TS Eliot prize, one of the most prestigious UK literary awards. His publisher Peepal Tree Press, who in 2018 published books by Anthony Joseph...

Published: 14 Jan 2020. Updated: 41 days.


Poet Roger Robinson has won the TS Eliot prize, one of the most prestigious UK literary awards. His publisher Peepal Tree Press, who in 2018 published books by Anthony Joseph and Kevin Le Gendre notes referring to A Portable Paradise: ''These are finely crafted poems that reveal Roger Robinson’s capacity to tell involving stories and capture the essence of a character in a few words, to move the emotions with the force of verbal expression, and engage our thoughts, as in the sequence of poems that reflect on just what paradise might be.'' Previous winners of the prize include erstwhile Lammas guitarist Don Paterson, Ted Hughes, Ocean Vuong and Carol Ann Duffy. photo of Roger Robinson: Naomi Woddis/Peepal Tree Press