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Sharon Olds wins TS Eliot prize

Posted at 11:27PM Monday 14 Jan 2013

Sharon Olds has become the first female American poet to win the TS Eliot Prize - with a collection about the end of her marriage.

The judges described Stag's Leap as "a tremendous book of grace and gallantry which crowns the career of a world-class poet".

Olds picked up the £15,000 prize at a ceremony in the Courtyard at the Wallace Collection in London on Monday.


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