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Jenny Lewis in Oxford
Poet Jenny Lewis to speak at the Oxford Literary Festival on 25 March 2014. read more
New Poetries V Reunion Event
Join us for a spectacular evening of poetry at the London Review Bookshop from 7pm on 19th March. read more
Carcanet at the 2014 StAnza Festival
Sujata Bhatt , John Greening , Katharine Kilalea , Jenny Lewis , Peter Mackay , Stephen Raw and Jan Wagner are on the programme for this year's festival in St Andrews in March.† read more
Sinead Morrissey reads from T S Eliot Prize-winning Parallax at the Royal Fesitval HallListen
Review of Chris Beckett's Ethiopia Boy - Julian Stannard, Poetry Review, Autumn 2013
Ethiopia Boy by Chris Beckett is a delight. read more
Interview with Rebecca Goss - Vanessa Thorpe, the Observer, 7th July 2013
Rebecca Goss: the mother whose poems for a lost baby see her tipped for a prize. read more
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Poem of the Day
Purposefully peeling footsteps
Words are such thin shavings of the fractal fruit,Taken from 'New Poetries II'...
tiny scrapings of the skin that holds
these joyously determined swirls of history
inside their juicy turbulence.
Talking itself westward after the day's feast,
each little word with its meaning strapped to its back
falls down the swell of tomorrow
like a hiker with hopeful new shoes.
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