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T.S. Eliot Pirze - Unsettling Captivating Shortlist (not totally Speculative Poetry)


kennyachaffin@...
 

I particularly took note of: 
The Martian’s Regress by J.O. Morgan which explores what becomes of humans when they lose their humanity, as a colonist journeys back from Mars to abandoned Earth. “Waking from his nightmare / The pressing blackness of the air / Failed to hide the martian from himself. / The nightmare too had woken,” writes Morgan.

Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz (Faber & Faber)
Deformations by Sasha Dugdale (Carcanet Press)
Shine, Darling by Ella Frears (Offord Road Books)
RENDANG by Will Harris (Granta Poetry)
Love Minus Love by Wayne Holloway-Smith (Bloodaxe Books)
How to Wash a Heart by Bhanu Kapil (Pavilion Poetry)
Life Without Air by Daisy Lafarge (Granta Poetry)
How the Hell Are You by Glyn Maxwell (Picador Poetry)
Sometimes I Never Suffered by Shane McCrae (Corsair Poetry)
The Martian’s Regress by JO Morgan (Cape Poetry)


https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/oct/15/ts-eliot-prize-unveils-unsettling-captivating-shortlist


Fatma-Jessica (FJ) Doucet
 

Oh, this looks fantastic. Like a frightening, final outcome to The Martian Chronicles. 


On Thu, 15 Oct 2020 at 10:52, <kennyachaffin@...> wrote:
I particularly took note of: 
The Martian’s Regress by J.O. Morgan which explores what becomes of humans when they lose their humanity, as a colonist journeys back from Mars to abandoned Earth. “Waking from his nightmare / The pressing blackness of the air / Failed to hide the martian from himself. / The nightmare too had woken,” writes Morgan.

Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz (Faber & Faber)
Deformations by Sasha Dugdale (Carcanet Press)
Shine, Darling by Ella Frears (Offord Road Books)
RENDANG by Will Harris (Granta Poetry)
Love Minus Love by Wayne Holloway-Smith (Bloodaxe Books)
How to Wash a Heart by Bhanu Kapil (Pavilion Poetry)
Life Without Air by Daisy Lafarge (Granta Poetry)
How the Hell Are You by Glyn Maxwell (Picador Poetry)
Sometimes I Never Suffered by Shane McCrae (Corsair Poetry)
The Martian’s Regress by JO Morgan (Cape Poetry)


https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/oct/15/ts-eliot-prize-unveils-unsettling-captivating-shortlist