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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
Welcome to Carcanet Press, one of the outstanding independent literary publishers of our time. Now in its fifth decade, Carcanet publishes the most comprehensive and diverse list available of modern and classic poetry in English and in translation, as well as a range of inventive fiction, Lives and Letters and literary criticism.
The Other Mountain The Other Mountain Rowan Williams
War Poet War Poet Jon Stallworthy
Call Waiting Call Waiting David C. Ward
The Best of Poetry London The Best of Poetry London Ed. Tim Dooley and Martha Kapos
God's Zoo God's Zoo Marius Kociejowski
Mari Magno, Dipsychus and other poems Mari Magno, Dipsychus and other poems Arthur Hugh Clough Ed. Anthony Kenny
The Lantern Cage The Lantern Cage Kelly Grovier
Poem of the Day


John Ashbery

    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...
    "Never heard...anymore."
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