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Carcanet Shortlisted for Small Press of the Year Award
We are overjoyed to announce that we've been shortlisted for the Small Press Award in this year's British Book Awards! read more
Fawzi Karim shortlisted for the Sarah Maguire Prize for Poetry in Translation
We're so pleased to share that Incomprehensible Lesson by the late Fawzi Karim, in versions by Anthony Howell, has been shortlisted for the inaugural Sarah Maguire Prize for Poetry in Translation. read more
Eavan Boland Posthumously Wins Costa Poetry Award
It's an honour and a joy to announce that the late Eavan Boland's final volume The Historians has won the 2020 Costa Book Awards in the Poetry category! read more
Podcast 3: Continental Shelf, Fred D'Aguiar (15:34 mins)Listen
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The Disguise Ed. Christopher Reid
New Poetries VIII Ed. Michael Schmidt and John McAuliffe
The Threadbare Coat Ed. Matthew Welton
Collected Poems Ed. Jonathan Mann
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Poem of the Day
To Dover from Calais
After midnight we drive through SangatteTaken from 'Seasonal Disturbances '...
on the outskirts, where teenagers rush to the tunnel.
In the big-cat gleam of our headlamps
the boys pause for a heartbeat— disappear in a flash.
If you’re not really a Syrian
is it safer in the Congo, or Afghanistan?
While we all fiddle with our smartphones
sniffer dogs inhale the articulated lorry.
Two ferrymen tell me how they feel
okay because they pull up the bridge and sail away.
It’s only a joke if it’s funny
so I don’t laugh at ‘they weren’t exactly invited’.
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