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Sinead Morrissey's On Balance shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards
We're thrilled to announce that Sinead Morrissey 's On Balance has been shortlisted for the 2017 Costa Book Awards in the Poetry category! read more
Eavan Boland to receive the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award
Eavan Boland , one of Ireland’s greatest poets, is to be honoured with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017. read more
Three Carcanet poets on the T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist
We are thrilled to announce that Tara Bergin's The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx , Caroline Bird's In These Days of Prohibition and Robert Minhinnick's Diary of the Last Man are all shortlisted for the 2017 T.S. read more
Sinead Morrissey reads from T S Eliot Prize-winning Parallax at the Royal Festival HallListen
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Poem of the Day
The Dream of the Monstrance
Imagine a line, straining outTaken from 'Common Prayer'...
of dimming earth. Its vertical's
the unassuageable cry
desire utters when doubt,
always its double, conquers it:
like street lights, staining a spacious sky
Now - angle
your gaze along this, till you meet
whatever travels the other way;
some glint or catch, a give in night's
impassiveness - the whicker-flight
of geese. Promising you may
be lifted up; as by a Will
which comprehends your urgent call.
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