The Poems of T. S. Eliot, edited by Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue, has been awarded the prestigious Pegasus Award for poetry criticism by Poetry magazine and the Poetry Foundation. The award was announced this month on the Foundation’s website. Jim McCue accepted the award in Chicago in June.
Poetry editor Don Share commented on the volumes, “The authoritative and remarkable editing of the poems of T.S. Eliot by Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue is unprecedented; their work illuminates every one of Eliot’s poems in ways unimaginable until now. This work will remain invaluable to readers and students of poetry for many generations.” News of the Pegasus Award accompanied the announcement that poet Ed Roberson is this year’s recipient of the Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Prize.
The Poems of T.S. Eliot, co-published by JHU Press with Faber & Faber last year, has earned amazing reviews in the UK and US; read some of them here.