Quote of the Day
I'm filled with admiration for what you've achieved, and particularly for the hard work and the 'cottage industry' aspect of it.
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Carcanet Launches Audiobook Series
We're pleased to share the news that we have teamed up with Colin Still of Optic Nerve to produce the first in an exciting new series of audiobooks , featuring unabridged recordings of collections read by the poets themselves. read more
Carcanet 50th Anniversary Plans
Since 1969 Carcanet has been committed to publishing poetry from around the world, and to mark the past fifty years we're busy planning parties, symposia, exhibitions and more to celebrate! read more
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Poem of the Day
The Widow and the Kaleidoscope
How mirrors can make an infinite patternTaken from 'Joy'...
of the randomly placed how one isosceles
glows with two crystals that slide even as
I watch there is no need to turn for even
the lightest movement will perturb
the pattern translates itself around the whole
in new perfections always perfect always
fearfully falling into new associations
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