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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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William Letford on the BBC!
As part of a special series of programmes on the BBC covering the Edinburgh Festivals this summer, Scottish-born poet and roofer William Letford was filmed on an Edinburgh tram performing his poem 'Thurs hunnurs a burds oan the roofs'. read more
Caoilinn Hughes finalist for New Zealand Post Book Awards 2014
We are delighted to announce that Irish-born poet Caoilinn Hughes is a finalist in the 2014 New Zealand Post Book Awards with her debut collection Gathering Evidence. read more
Sinead Morrissey reads from T S Eliot Prize-winning Parallax at the Royal Fesitval HallListen
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Poem of the Day
It's coming on six o'clock
The sun rehearses an elaborate
little speech, strictly
pro forma - no, wait -
it's saying something, like
Be glad it's over.
We waited for you.
I loved you,
and these were the consequences:
bright nights, lit sea,
buttered roofs, dandelion breath.
The dream of seeing it all.
Next year let's live in harm's way,
under the big top. Incongruous,
blue will find us, and the sun.
Like the growl of a friendly dog
it backs up, shivers itself
out of here...
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