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Philip Terry longlisted for New Angle Prize for East Anglian Literature
We're delighted to announce that Philip Terry 's Quennets has been longlisted for the New Angle Prize for East Anglian Literature . The prize recognises literature associated with or influenced by the region of East Anglia. read more
Thomas McCarthy shortlisted for Irish Times Poetry Now Award
We're delighted to announce that Thomas McCarthy 's Pandemonium has been shortlisted for the 2017 Irish Times Poetry Now Award ! read more
Adam Crothers' Several Deer shortlisted for Shine/Strong Award
We're delighted to announce that Adam Crothers ' Several Deer has been shortlisted for the Shine/Strong Award! read more
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Poem of the Day


John Ashbery

    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...
    "Never heard...anymore."
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