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Two Carcanet poets, Charles Tomlinson and Stephen Rodefer pass away
We are deeply saddened by the news of the deaths of two former Carcanet poets - Charles Tomlinson and Stephen Rodefer , who both died on Saturday 22nd August 2015. read more
C.K. Stead new Poet Laureate of New Zealand
Carcanet is delighted to announce that C.K. read more
'Life in Squares' fans - get your Bloomsbury fix early!
Have you been watching the wonderful new BBC 2 drama Life in Squares ? 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
An Emotion Constitutes a Magical Transformation of the World
A deepening ensues - like the feeling of watchingTaken from 'New Poetries II'...
the chiaroscuro being added to a charcoal portrait of yourself
after you've finished posing. You can do nothing now but witness
the accretion of shades - the plush layering - a revelation by smudging.
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