Wednesday, 2 December 2009

T S Eliot Prize 2009 (opportunity for teachers and students)

T S Eliot Prize 2009

Following the great success of the T S Eliot Prize Shadowing Scheme, the Poetry Book Society has launched a new Teachers' Prize.

For the past four years the T S Eliot Prize Shadowing Scheme has invited secondary school students to shadow the judging panel for the T S Eliot Prize  - ‘the world’s top poetry award’.  Students have the chance to read, study and debate some of the best poetry published in the previous year.

Now, for the first time teachers can take part in the Shadowing Scheme Competition themselves, by writing a 500 word review of one of the titles which have been shortlisted for the 2009 T S Eliot Prize.

The Shadowing Scheme, run in partnership with emagazine, an A Level magazine published by the English and Media Centre, also comprises a poll to find out whom the students think should win the 2009 T S Eliot Prize and a competition for the best individual student’s rationale for their choice of winner.

A download with a biography, photo and two poems from each of the ten shortlisted titles is available from the website linked below and the Scheme closes on 17 December.

Click here to learn more.

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