Quote of the Day
I'm filled with admiration for what you've achieved, and particularly for the hard work and the 'cottage industry' aspect of it.
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Lorna Goodison Awarded Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry
We are overjoyed to share the news that Lorna Goodison, Jamaica's poet laureate and a dear Carcanet author, has been selected as the recipient of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry 2019. read more
John Ash (1948-2019)
Carcanet is truly saddened to announce the passing of JohnAsh, a great poet and friend to the press, who died today aged 71. read more
PBS Spring 2020 Special Commendation for Srinivas Rayaprol
We're really pleased to share the news that Srinivas Rayaprol's forthcoming Selected Poems and Prose edited by Graziano Krätli and Vidyan Ravinthiran has been specially commended by the Poetry Book Society in their Spring 2020 choices! read more
Sinead Morrissey reads from T S Eliot Prize-winning Parallax at the Royal Festival HallListen
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Poem of the Day
Renting Emily Dickinson's Bedroom by the Hour
I don’t want to do anything.Taken from 'The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx'...
I just want to watch.
I want to see what she saw.
I don’t want to touch
or be touched;
I want a different kind of pain.
If I can get it once
I won’t come back again.
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