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Carcanet is Shortlisted for the IPG Alison Morrison Diversity Award!
We’re so, so happy to have been shortlisted for the IPG Alison Morrison Diversity Award! read more
Martina Evans Shortlisted for Pigott Poetry Prize
We're over the moon to share the news that Now We Can Talk Openly About Men by Martina Evans has been shortlisted for the Pigott Poetry Prize in association with Listowel Writers’ Week, chosen by adjudicators Jo Shapcott and Ian McMillan. read more
James Womack & Rory Waterman Shortlisted for Ledbury Forte Poetry Prize
We're so pleased to announce that James Womack and Rory Waterman have been shortlisted for the Ledbury Forte Poetry Prize with their respective collections On Trust: A Book of Lies and Sarajevo Roses . Earlier today, the Ledbury Poetry Festival announced the six collections shortlisted for the prestigious Ledbury Forte Poetry Prize for Second Collections published in Britain and Ireland in 2017 and 2018. read more
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Poem of the Day
This is Yarrow
In this country house I had a dream of the cityTaken from 'New Poetries V'...
as if the thick yarrow heads had told me,
as if the chokered dove had told me,
or the yellow elder seeds had made me ask –
and in the dream I went up to the dirty bus station
and I saw the black side of the power station
and as if the brown moth’s tapping at the window
made me say it I said, do you still love me?
And when I woke and went to the window,
your tender voice told me: this is yarrow,
this is elder, this is the collared dove.
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