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Rare UK Reading by New York Poet Stanley Moss and Canadian Poet Evan Jones
Join us from 6.30pm on the 17th February at the Portico Library for a rare Manchester reading by the distinguished New York poet and art dealer, Stanley Moss , as part of an international tour to launch his new Carcanet collection, It’s About Time . Stanley will be joined by the Canadian poet and former Governor General’s Literary Award Finalist, Evan Jones , to complete this transatlantic evening of poetry in the heart of Manchester. read more
John F Deane and Sinead Morrissey reach awards shortlists
Today we heard the excellent news that Carcanet poets John F Deane and Sinéad Morrissey have reached the shortlists of two prestigious poetry competitions. read more
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Poem of the Day

Persephone

Jenny Lewis

    To start with, it was just a feeling in the bones
    that I would like it down here, be at home
    in the substructure of granite, basalt and ore.
 
    Now I enjoy ordering the petrifaction
    of gems to wear in my ears and on my body
    emerald, amethyst, jacinth, zircon.
 
    There's no liquidity, no constant movement
    as up there, of clouds and oceans and no
    expectations of me to be the light-giving
 
    daughter of a goddess to whom people bow.
    I can turn my attention to darker things, while
    sticking pins in the cells of my pomegranate.
Taken from 'Fathom'...
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