'White Cyclamen', a new poem by Jennifer Maiden

Jennifer Maiden
Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Nothing is whiter,
like clouds with the sun inside them.
Nothing is smoother,
like clouds and the moon beside them.

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I was reading a poem in that upstairs sunlit room
when I looked up and thought I saw you, Harry,
standing beside the window across from the apartment
where laundry hung outside like a fireman’s ladder snaking

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'Walking Off', a new poem by Fleur Adcock

Fleur Adcock
Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Take the Dasslers, for example: even with
a buggy and two horses they were walking –
leaving it all, turning their backs, quitting

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'The Least Feigning', a new poem by Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe
Tuesday, 29 April 2014

What you say
about poetry
could very well
be stone-
cold factual

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'The Philosophy Exam', a new poem by Kevin Brophy

Kevin Brophy
Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Now you have seen the elephant and heard
from an ex-student who blogs an elegy
to his lost left leg (his transfemoral amputation),
and a friend (you visit him in emergency)

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2014 Porter Prize Shortlist

Paul Kane et al.
Sunday, 27 April 2014

The Peter Porter Poetry Prize – now open to all poets writing in English – is one of our most prestigious prizes of its kind. Read this year’s four shortlisted poems.

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'Reading the Greek Myths', a new poem by Judith Bishop

Judith Bishop
Thursday, 27 March 2014

You are seething; I am worried.
We have read the Greek myths.

This anger of yours feels like
a distant thunderclap

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Brendan Ryan
Thursday, 27 March 2014

I take a straw broom to the damp leaves on the side path.
The concrete pavers are stained and dirty as they have been
for much of the year. Stooping allows me to see

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'The Presence at Drake Court', a new poem by Will Eaves

Will Eaves
Thursday, 27 March 2014

What’s missing from this floor?
The furniture, but also the reason

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'Of Ash', a new poem by Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton
Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Cento after Peter Steele

Is this not running wild?
Silk-white ashes of dream and film
nerve into drama −
into darkness and its minotaur

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