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Capildeo awarded Poetry Book Society Winter Choice 2021
We're delighted to announce that Vahni Capildeo 's forthcoming collection Like a Tree, Walking is the PBS Winter Choice for 2021, and Owen Lowery 's final collection The Crash Wake and other Poems is the Wild Card. read more
Thomas A Clark Longlisted for the Laurel Prize 2021
It's a pleasure to share the news that Carcanet poet Thomas A Clark is included on the longlist for this years Laurel Prize with his Selected Poems, The Threadbare Coat, which was edited by Matthew Welton. read more
Chakraborty, Galleymore & Kelly on Michael Murphy Memorial Prize Shortlist
We're thrilled to share the news that three Carcanet poets have been selected for the Michael Murphy Memorial Poetry Prize: Sumita Chakraborty with her collection Arrow, Isabel Galleymore with Significant Other, and Lisa Kelly with A Map Towards Fluency. read more
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Poem of the Day
Majid Sits in a Tree and Sings
This morning, I wake with a bird in my heart.Taken from 'New Poetries VII'...
My mother smiles only for me. I bash my car into the wall.
Sometimes she tells me to be quiet. Today, she laughs.
The men came in the hottest part of the day.
A walk, my love, a small walk, she says.
In the stairwell, the mothers hold their children.
The guns shine in the sun. I am a man,
this is no time for play, I do not hide.
We shuffle in, look for a seat in the stands.
A big black bird comes down from the sky.
The grown-ups hold their breath. They are blinking a lot.
The bird likes the meat hanging on the goalposts.
Tonight, my mother says I can sleep in her bed.
I make my back into a curved shell against her legs.
She strokes her palm across my forehead.
In the middle of the night, I watch her on her knees.
She tips her head backwards. I see all of her neck.
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