Congratulations to Sharon Olds who has won the T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize for her newest collection of poems, Stag's Leap. U.K. Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, chair of the final judging panel, said: "This was the book of her career. There is a grace and chivalry in her grief that marks her out as being a world-class poet. I always say that poetry is the music of being human, and in this book she is really singing. Her journey from grief to healing is so beautifully executed." Sharon Olds is the first American woman to win the prestigious award which comes with a £15,000 award.