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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
Evelyn Schlag To Be Awarded Hay Festival Medal for Poetry 2018
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Sinead Morrissey's On Balance Shortlisted for Roehampton Poetry Prize 2018
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Muscles and torsoes of cloudTaken from 'Taller When Prone'...
ascended over the mountains.
The fields looked like high speed
so new-mown was the hay,
then the dark blue Italian lavender
met overhead, a strange maize
deeply planted as mass javelins
in the hoed floor of the land.
Insects in plastic armour stared
from their turrets, and munched
as others machined stiffly over us
and we turned, enchanted
in sweet walling breath
under far-up gables of the lavender.
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