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Kei Miller Wins the Forward Prize for Best Collection
We are delighted to announce that the Carcanet poet Kei Miller has been awarded the prestigious Forward Prize for Best Poetry Collection for The Cartographer Tries to Map A Way to Zion at the Southbank Centre last night. read more
Eavan Boland and Gillian Clarke on BBC Radio 4
Saturday 20th September 2014, 8pm. read more
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
Sinead Morrissey reads from T S Eliot Prize-winning Parallax at the Royal Fesitval HallListen
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Poem of the Day
Section (i) from Glyn Dwr Sonnets
The race that is oppressed shall prevail in the end,Taken from 'Slower'...
for it will resist the savagery of the invaders.
from 'The Prophecies' of Merlin
So he retreated...into history, his life
no better documented than the Bard's.
That nation-building chronicler of strife
who taught the Welsh the harm in English words.
'Glendower' might just suspend our disbelief
but at central casting, for all eternity,
in Hollywood and Hell (if not in Glyndyfrdwy),
Fluellen rules, and Taffy was a thief...
I imagine, after the recent raids, after
the carpet bombings and interrogation
at Camp X-Ray, how they gathered together
at news-time, to see S4C's latest
relay from an obscure Breton station:
the sound of his voice; and then the forecast.
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