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William Letford on the BBC!
As part of a special series of programmes on the BBC covering the Edinburgh Festivals this summer, Scottish-born poet and roofer William Letford was filmed on an Edinburgh tram performing his poem 'Thurs hunnurs a burds oan the roofs'. read more
Caoilinn Hughes finalist for New Zealand Post Book Awards 2014
We are delighted to announce that Irish-born poet Caoilinn Hughes is a finalist in the 2014 New Zealand Post Book Awards with her debut collection Gathering Evidence. read more
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Poem of the Day
from Richard Wagner: A disputed portrait br Nadar Jeune
No props - for once we have you unstaged, idealTaken from 'Inner Voices'...
genius at forty without
wadded-silk dressing-gown, wine-velvet beret,
a villa filled with idols.
You stare off-camera at - what? Here at least
there is more than meets the ear
cocked, this moment, for Frau Wesendonck's praises
and for Cosima's prayers -
so much more ardent, at sixteen, than Minna's:
a few infidelities
will bring far less sorrow than the long-drawn-out
disloyalty of desire.
What we see is what we dream you must have been,
boldly readying yourself
for what Baudelaire called the greatest honor
a poet can have: to do
no more and no less that what he intended...
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