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Eavan Boland and Gillian Clarke on BBC Radio 4
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Sinead Morrissey wins the Irish Times Poetry Now Award!
Carcanet is delighted to announce that the winner of this yearās Irish Times Poetry Now Award is SinĆ©ad Morrissey for her collection Parallax !The read more
Kei Miller shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize!
Carcanet is delighted to announce that Jamaican poet Kei Miller's The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion has been shortlisted for the 2014 International Dylan Thomas Prize ! 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
That day the blackthorn in the wild-row hedgeTaken from 'The Instruments of Art'...
exuded an Easter radiance; the last snowdrops
in by the shade stood like youths in short-sleeved shirts
peering out towards light. That the Christ
dropped out of day into tombed darkness, the
second death, the God-abandonment, is scandal;
like the artist, who painted the tempest
in the veins of sunflowers, another such
vulnerable hero who went down into the abyss of himself
and came back, painting peach-blossom radiance
and hoarding sunlight in golden coins
against familiar dark. Like stars as multitudinous
as the stars on the blackest night, the blackthorn,
its sour-milk blossoms against black boughs.
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