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Victoria Kennefick Shortlisted for T.S. Eliot Prize 2021
We are thrilled to announce that Victoria Kennefick's debut collection Eat Or We Both Starve is shortlisted for the 2021 T.S. read more
Claudine Toutoungi Shortlisted for Ledbury Prize
Huge congratulations to Claudine Toutoungi, who has been shortlisted for the Ledbury Munthe Poetry Prize for Second Collections with her collection Two Tongues! read more
Capildeo awarded Poetry Book Society Winter Choice 2021
We're delighted to announce that Vahni Capildeo 's forthcoming collection Like a Tree, Walking is the PBS Winter Choice for 2021, and Owen Lowery 's final collection The Crash Wake and other Poems is the Wild Card. read more
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The Widow and the Kaleidoscope

Sasha Dugdale

How mirrors can make an infinite pattern
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
Taken from 'Joy'...
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