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Vahni Capildeo and Peter McDonald on PBS 2016 Spring Selections list
We are delighted to announce that Carcanet poets Vahni Capildeo and Peter McDonald have been chosen for the 2016 Poetry Book Society Spring Selections . Capildeo's forthcoming collection, Measures of Expatriation (Jan 2016) has been awarded the 'Choice' while McDonald's The Homeric Hymns is the PBS 'Recommended Translation'. read more
Wallace-Crabbe wins $60,000 Melbourne Prize for Literature
Poet Chris Wallace-Crabbe has won the 2015 Melbourne Prize for Literature , presented every three years to a Victorian author â€˜whose body of published or produced work has made an outstanding contribution to Australian literature, as well as to cultural and intellectual lifeâ€™. 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
My many winters blazeTaken from 'A Field of Large Desires'...
With winter solstices,
The endless repetition
Of unrepeatable days
Missing in memory till
The pattern is complete;
Remembered as the time
When time was standing still.
Each detail is precise:
Winter, towards midwinter,
Wet roads and streaming roofs
And sun that basked on ice;
The lovers in a dream
Longing themselves together;
The starling boxes high
In hot trees, wet with steam;
The clock hands in a daze
Of sleep, stuck to the dial;
The days like centuries,
The kisses like the days.
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