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Rare UK Reading by New York Poet Stanley Moss and Canadian Poet Evan Jones
Join us from 6.30pm on the 17th February at the Portico Library for a rare Manchester reading by the distinguished New York poet and art dealer, Stanley Moss , as part of an international tour to launch his new Carcanet collection, It’s About Time . Stanley will be joined by the Canadian poet and former Governor General’s Literary Award Finalist, Evan Jones , to complete this transatlantic evening of poetry in the heart of Manchester. read more
John F Deane and Sinead Morrissey reach awards shortlists
Today we heard the excellent news that Carcanet poets John F Deane and Sinéad Morrissey have reached the shortlists of two prestigious poetry competitions. read more
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Spills Spills Angela Leighton
Visible Voices Visible Voices Nicolas Barker
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Skies Skies Alison Brackenbury
Dog Star Notations Dog Star Notations Håkan Sandell Tr. Bill Coyle
Serengeti Songs Serengeti Songs Chris McCully
Several Deer Several Deer Adam Crothers
Measures of Expatriation Measures of Expatriation Vahni Capildeo
In These Great Times (2e) In These Great Times (2e) Karl Kraus Ed. Harry Zohn Tr. Harry Zohn
Poem of the Day

The Dream of the Monstrance

Fiona Sampson

      Imagine a line, straining out
      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
      invisible.
                         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.
Taken from 'Common Prayer'...
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