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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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Adrian Nathan West Longlisted in Best Translated Book Awards
We're delighted to share the news that Adrian NathanWest 's English translations of Pere Gimferrer 's poetry in The Catalan Poems has made it onto the longlist of the Best Translated Book Awards 2020! read more
Carcanet and Covid-19
Carcanet Press’s Manchester office remains open for the present, with a skeleton staff; but most staff, for their safety, are working remotely as we are keen to avoid contributing to the spread of the virus. read more
Vahni Capildeo Longlisted for BOCAS Prize!
Huge congratulations to our author Vahni Capildeo, whose third Carcanet collection Skin Can Hold has been longlisted for the BOCAS Prize for Caribbean Literature in the Poetry division! read more
Caroline Bird reads 'I Have Eaten Your Parrot' at London Liming, Southbank Centre (0:23 min)Listen
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Poem of the Day
For the Croaking Lizards
who love art more than most, travellingTaken from 'The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion'...
from painting to painting as one might
through archipelagos; who can predict
pregnancies by falling on top of heads;
whose translucent skins reveal
a green/blue love inside them;
who give of their extremities
most generously to cats;
whose routines are more precise than clocks; who though
hated and hunted, have remained
profoundly unbothered; nights are loud
with the shrugs of lizards.
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