Poem of the week: Highland Daunder by Jeda Pearl | Poetry

Poem of the week: Highland Daunder by Jeda Pearl | Poetry

Highland Daunder Kestrel in ma chest: wheesht yersel —you belang here, amang th gorse n heather. Lat thaim ramble their een ower you —yer broun body stravaigin th glen isnae an unnatural... Read more »
Poem of the week: Strip Light by Caroline Bird | Poetry

Poem of the week: Strip Light by Caroline Bird | Poetry

Strip LightNo more loving in the dark,that inky aquariumwhere we could be anything.Though we unplug the lamps.Though we blindfold each otherwith scented masks.Still, our eyelids glow like neon lips.Still, our breath particlesfall... Read more »
Poem of the week: The Night Hunt by Thomas MacDonagh | Poetry

Poem of the week: The Night Hunt by Thomas MacDonagh | Poetry

The Night Hunt In the morning, in the dark,When the stars began to blunt,By the wall of Barna ParkDogs I heard and saw them hunt All the parish dogs were there,All the... Read more »
Poetry Foundation offers aid to SPD presses as the search for new homes continues

Poetry Foundation offers aid to SPD presses as the search for new homes continues

Poetry Foundation offers aid to SPD presses as the search for new homes continues Apr 26 2024 With little hope that the leadership of Small Press Distribution will emerge to help sort... Read more »
The best recent poetry – review roundup | Poetry

The best recent poetry – review roundup | Poetry

A Year of Last Things by Michael Ondaatje (Cape, £14.99)After a break of nearly 20 years, Ondaatje has returned to poetry, ruminating on sliding doors moments in life, “as those torn lines... Read more »
All Before Me by Esther Rutter review – the healing power of place and poetry | Autobiography and memoir

All Before Me by Esther Rutter review – the healing power of place and poetry | Autobiography and memoir

The concept of “genius loci” – the spirit of a place, often with a connotation of protection or nurturing – is the foundation of Esther Rutter’s revivifying blend of memoir, literary history... Read more »
Poem of the week: Highland Daunder by Jeda Pearl | Poetry

The best recent poetry – review roundup | Poetry

36 Ways of Writing a Vietnamese Poem by Nam LeA winner of the Dylan Thomas prize for his short story collection, The Boat, Nam Le’s first poetry collection focuses on themes of anti-Asian racism,... Read more »
All Before Me by Esther Rutter review – the healing power of place and poetry | Autobiography and memoir

Melbourne writers festival deputy chair resigns over Aboriginal and Palestinian solidarity poetry event | Festivals

The deputy chair of the Melbourne writers festival, Leslie Reti, has resigned over a poetry session on Aboriginal and Palestinian solidarity in this year’s program. The festival’s artistic director, Michaela McGuire, has... Read more »
Poem of the week: Spring Equinox, 2021 by Gillian Clarke | Poetry

Poem of the week: Spring Equinox, 2021 by Gillian Clarke | Poetry

Spring Equinox, 2021 First summer nightin a world remade,streets are carless,silence walks the roads. Flamboyant, a kitefloats flame on blue,flexes wings and the fork of its tailand turns on a breath. Miles... Read more »
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