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Isabel Galleymore Shortlisted for Gladstone's Residency
We're pleased to share the news that Isabel Galleymore has been shortlisted for the prestigious Gladstone's Library Residency next year, for her debut collection, Significant Other , which is currently shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection . Now into its ninth year and approaching a decade of awards, the successful Gladstone's Library Writers in Residence programme was established in association with Damian Barr (saloniere and author of You Will Be Safe Here ) to support contemporary novelists and poets, and publishing industries in the UK. read more
Dunya Mikhail is the PBS Autumn Wild Card!
We're really pleased to share the news that Dunya Mikhail 's In Her Feminine Sign has been chosen by the Poetry Book Society as their Wild Card in the Autumn 2019 Selections! read more
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Poem of the Day

White and Manila

Andrew Latimer

for Bink Noll

Your package was not delivered
Because there was no one at home;
We tried to force the window but
Failed, and merely upset the cat.
A second attempt was made, but
When we called at your door you were
Searching ferociously for keys,
And seemed unworthy of the gift.
Your package was not delivered
A third time because we opened it
Ourselves and enjoyed its bright
Entrails hungrily (whilst sorting boys
Swooped around our heads like vultures).
We have delivered over two thousand
Packages this year without fail,
But not yours. Perhaps
This is due to some fault at the root
Of your character, or something
Unresolved in the tangled
Ecology of your family tree.
Nevertheless, we will endeavour
To call at the threshold of your house
Each day, and hand over a thick packet
Of white and manila notices.
Taken from 'New Poetries VII'...
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