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Phoebe Power Shortlisted for TS Eliot Prize
We're overjoyed to share the news with you that Phoebe Power has been shortlisted for the 2019 TS Eliot Prize with her debut collection, Shrines of Upper Austria . The collection was a Poetry book Society Recommendation, and also won the Felix Dennis Award for Best First Collection at the Forward Prizes earlier this year - so huge congratulions to Pheobe, who is making us extremely proud with this brilliant debut! read more
Gabriel Josipovici's The Cemetery in Barnes Shortlisted for the 2018 Goldsmiths Prize
It's a real joy to share the news that Gabriel Josipovici 's masterful The Cemetery in Barnes has been shortlisted for the 2018 Goldsmiths Prize. read more
Phoebe Power wins Forward Prize for Best First Collection!
We're delighted to announce that Phoebe Power has won the Felix Dennis Prize for First Collection at the Forward Prizes with her collection Shrines of Upper Austria! read more
Sinead Morrissey reads from T S Eliot Prize-winning Parallax at the Royal Festival HallListen
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Poem of the Day
What We Have Seen
The beauty of a woman or of wise hearts, or of gentle knightsTaken from 'New Poetries II'...
in armour; the song of birds, or a conversation about love;
bright-coloured ships moving quickly on the sea; the clear air
when dawn appears, or white snow falling without any wind;
the water in a stream, or a meadow filled with every kind of
flower; gold, silver, or the azure used in ornaments - these are
beauties, you'll agree. Yet we have seen what we have seen,
there was no looking away from it, no weeping it away,
and it is not yet time to begin again. We haven't the energy.
We've been sleeping badly recently - you know how moths
can take to blundering inanely around a bedroom for hours -
and the moon insists on changing just a little every night
to keep us on the look-out. So we remind ourselves of the comforts
no one usually thinks to mention, the pleasures of stretching all
round the bed in stages, the joys of the different levels of darkness,
the reinvention of beauty as a pet name for insomnia.
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