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Victoria Kennefick Shortlisted for Costa Poetry Award
We're overjoyed to share the news that Victoria Kennefick has been shortlisted for the 2021 Costa Poetry Award with her debut collection Eat or We Both Starve! read more
Jorie Graham Shortlisted for ASLE-UKI Book Prize 2021
We are delighted to share the news that Jorie Graham has been shortlisted for the ASLE-UKI Book Prize 2021 with her most recent collection, Runaway, in the category for Best Work of Creative Writing in any form or genre with an ecological theme. read more
Carcanet Shortlisted for two Saltire Awards
We're elated to be shortlisted for two awards at Scotland's National Book Awards! read more
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Poem of the Day
The Priest Finds Eve in Piccadilly Gardens
Mamucium: breast-place, mother, Eve –Taken from 'New Poetries VII'...
Oh bone of my flesh, flesh of my bone,
Clay and water dredged, sweet Daub Hole.
Tonight the mysteries of glaciers
Spend themselves on tarmac. Ice-caps soak us.
We’re the damp-arsed. Your favoured kids.
So this is what it’s like to be cast out –
East of Eden, East of Salford, benched
With drunks. Beyond the wall, buses squeal.
We’re in the dark and forget the garden
Was an asylum once. Bright lights, fierce crowds
Dance along its edge. We’d leave if we could.
Mamucium: breast-place, mother, Eve –
Clay and water. Raw bone. It’s what we are.
Can you hear me, Eve? Our breath is fumes.
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