The evening is one of the biggest, and best attended, poetry events in the UK, and will be hosted by Ian McMillan.
Helen Mort – Division Street (Chatto & Windus)
Robin Robertson – Hill of Doors (Picador)
Sinéad Morrissey – Parallax (Carcanet)
Maurice Riordan – The Water Stealer (Faber)
Daljit Nagra – Ramayana: A Retelling (Faber)
Dannie Abse – Speak, Old Parrot (Hutchinson)
Michael Symmons Roberts – Drysalter (Jonathan Cape)
George Szirtes – Bad Machine (Bloodaxe)
Anne Carson – Red Doc (Jonathan Cape)
Moniza Alvi – At the Time of Partition (Bloodaxe)
All shortlisted poets will be reading from their work with the exception of Anne Carson. Poet and critic Ruth Padel will read in her place.
The Prize is awarded annually to the writer of the best new poetry collection published in the UK or Ireland. It is unique as it is always judged by a panel of established poets and it has been described by Sir Andrew Motion as 'the Prize most poets want to win'.