Britain's Sean O'Brien is among those shortlisted for this year's Forward Prize for Poetry, an award he has won on three previous occasions.
His work November will compete in the best collection category, as will Night by David Harsent - another previous recipient of the £10,000 prize.
Sean, who helped us say farewell to Manchester Central Library at a reading in March 2010, can be seen performing in the Great Hall here.
John Burnside, Geoffrey Hill, Michael Longley and D Nurkse are also cited.
For more information on the shortlist visit the BBC website here