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Sonnets for Albert by Anthony Joseph wins the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry 2022

Anthony Joseph won the T.S. Eliot prize for his moving collection, Sonnets for Albert.

Published by Bloomsbury, Sonnets for Albert returns to the autobiographical material explored in Anthony Joseph’s earlier collection Bird Head Son. In this follow-up, he weighs the impact of being the son of an absent, or mostly absent, father. Though these poems threaten to break under the weight of their emotions, they are always masterfully poised as the stylish man they depict.