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Forward Prizes Shortlists Announced
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Robert Minhinnick Shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year
We're absolutely delighted to announce that Robert Minhinnick 's Diary of the Last Man has been shortlisted in the Wales Book of the Year Awards 2018 for the The Roland Mathias Poetry Award! read more
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Poem of the Day
This image is of an outdoors swimming pool suddenly risingTaken from 'New Poetries II'...
clear into the air on a hot afternoon, keeping its shape
while the swimmers in it keep swimming, seemingly
not noticing as it levitates out of the ground and gradually
to about the level of the taller trees, where it hovers
in the sunlight, and the three or four swimmers in it splash
around, making waves that slap and quiver against the air.
Then the pool descends back down into the concrete.
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