Culture 20 October 2011 TS Eliot prize shortlist announced New collections from Carol Ann Duffy, Alice Oswald and John Burnside all nominated Print HTML The shortlist for the TS Eliot Prize for poetry was announced today. The judges, Gillian Clarke, Stephen Knight and Dennis O'Driscoll, chose six collections to accompany the four Poetry Book Society choices to make up the ten collections on the shortlist: John Burnside, Black Cat Bone, Jonathan CapeCarol Ann Duffy, The Bees, PicadorLeontia Flynn, Profit and Loss, Jonathan CapeDavid Harsent, Night, FaberJohn Kinsella, Armour, PicadorEsther Morgan, Grace, BloodaxeDaljit Nagra, Tippoo Sultan's Incredible White-Man-Eating Tiger Toy-Machine!!!, FaberSean O'Brien, November, PicadorBernard O'Donoghue, Farmer's Cross, FaberAlice Oswald, Memorial, Faber In this week's New Statesman, you can read a new, previously unpublished poem by John Burnside, who recently won the Forward Prize: Pink Footed Geese at Over Kellie. And click here to read Alice Oswald's beautiful piece on the challenge of translating the Iliad. Also: look out for new poems in coming weeks from David Harsent and John Kinsella... Pink Footed Geese at Over Kellieby John Burnside We know how far they have travelledto be this eventin an otherwise motionless day;the glare of descentand the sound of them - not just voices, but the funnelledrowing of wingbeats,tuned to the quick of our bones,as we walk home over the bridgeby Knightsward Farm. This is the closest we cometo wild, this living waveof bodies, liveand blood-warm, at the chill pointof the year when everything vergeson lull: the mind in its sleeveof misgiving, and nothing surebut frost and sky,beneath this purposed joy. › Gaddafi killed, say Libyan officials Sophie Elmhirst is features editor of the New Statesman Subscribe More Related articles The New Statesman's Fundamenta-list: the zeitgeist, then and now How Jo Brand found comedy in the world's most thankless job: social work Why is Britain falling out of love with Valentine’s Day?