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In Britain the most adventurous list in poetry and in fiction is that being printed according to the ideals of a small press by Carcanet, well away from London. It does look as if the old alliance between the words of the writer and the artistry of making fine books has a vital future.
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Poem of the Day
It's coming on six o'clock
The sun rehearses an elaborate
little speech, strictly
pro forma - no, wait -
it's saying something, like
Be glad it's over.
We waited for you.
I loved you,
and these were the consequences:
bright nights, lit sea,
buttered roofs, dandelion breath.
The dream of seeing it all.
Next year let's live in harm's way,
under the big top. Incongruous,
blue will find us, and the sun.
Like the growl of a friendly dog
it backs up, shivers itself
out of here...
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