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Sinéad Morrissey to Receive the 2024 Seamus Heaney Award, Japan
Many congratulations to Sinéad Morrissey, who has been announced as the recipient of the 2024 Seamus Heaney Award, Japan! read more
Jorie Graham Shortlisted for 2024 Griffin Poetry Prize
We're delighted to share the news that after being longlisted for the 2024 Griffin Poetry Prize, Jorie Graham has made it onto the shortlist with her collection To 2040! read more
Jason Allen-Paisant Shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize 2024
More good prize news for Jason Allen-Paisant and his second collection, Self-Portrait as Othello, which has made it onto the 2024 Jhalak Prize shortlist! read more
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Come Here To This Gate Come Here To This Gate Rory Waterman
Not a Moment Too Soon Not a Moment Too Soon Frank Kuppner
Coco Island Coco Island Christine Roseeta Walker
that which appears that which appears Thomas A Clark
Still City Still City Oksana Maksymchuk
The Strongbox The Strongbox Sasha Dugdale
Ambush at Still Lake Ambush at Still Lake Caroline Bird
The Shark Nursery The Shark Nursery Mary O'Malley
From Base Materials From Base Materials Jenny Lewis
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Message From an Asteroid

Mina Gorji

Out there,
above the furthest limit of our sky,
on some fast orbit
bound for who knows where,
your blue heart is calling
to cobalt veins
inside the earth,
crusts of cobalt
under oceans,
on the skin, the lips
of submarine volcanoes –
reminding them
of wild formations,
forces of fire.
Taken from 'Scale'...
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