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Whitworth Art Gallery
The Whitworth Gallery, a space of intrigue and illumination for many poets in Manchester, opens its doors again in spectacular style on the weekend of the 14th February. read more
Rego Retold exhibition announced at The Southbank Centre
Supported through the Arts Council's public funding: Grants for the Arts The Saison Poetry Library at The Southbank Centre in London has announced the dates for an exhibition of Rego Retold ; Owen Lowery 's poetic responses to the artworks of Anglo-Portuguese visual artist, Dame Paula Rego . This exhibition brings together one of the most striking new voices in contemporary poetry and an artist widely celebrated as one of the most distinctive and compelling voices in contemporary art. read more
Sinead Morrissey reads from T S Eliot Prize-winning Parallax at the Royal Fesitval HallListen
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Poem of the Day
And so they built it:Taken from 'Cracks In the Universe'...
had it been water
you could have watched all day.
Its advantage is the ability
to flow uphill, filling supine valleys
and distant doorways
with voices they had refused to hear
that now bring them news of where they are -
not in place but time. Hill-top and valley
share the same locus now
brimming with identical sounds.
At the descent
the tarmac gives back an audible cataract
of tyre treads and changing gears
whose density vaporised, drifting
without limit you could not mistake
for water music. Though the present
has learned to flow without pause
it is no surface to contemplate all day
nor with headlight eyes through the dark.
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