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Poem of the week: Please Do Not Touch the Walrus … by Caleb Parkin
A museum’s warning notice provides a gleeful invitation to transgress

Carol Rumens

24, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Poem of the week: The Garden by Nicholas Grimald
A gentle sermon from a ‘blissful plot’ on the therapeutic joys to be found among its plants and flowers

Carol Rumens

17, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Poem of the week: A Little Catechism from the Demon by Edwin Morgan
A mysterious supernatural spirit – who might be a wonky robot – sets out to teach the reader a lesson

Carol Rumens

10, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Poem of the week: The Mower’s Song by Andrew Marvell
Far from any rustic idyll, this mower is racked by the fallen human world

Carol Rumens

03, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Poem of the week: The Age of Cardboard and String by Charles Boyle
A machine for eating oranges, humming new tunes and flying to the moon may be a bit less innocent than children’s play

Carol Rumens

27, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Poem of the week: The Jailbird by Maurice Riordan
A sparky, theologically free-range consideration of the soul

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20, Dec, 2021 @11:01 AM

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Poem of the week: Pool by Rowan Williams
Tadpoles growing to reach the terrors of land suggest the universal journey of life towards mortality

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13, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Poem of the week: Wherever I Go … by Jennifer Rahim
The Trinidadian poet reflects on leaving the island – and always carrying it with her

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06, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Poem of the week: Homesick by Hugo Williams
As a patient in a British hospital, the poet observes nursing staff from overseas who may be longing for home as much as he is

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29, Nov, 2021 @10:08 AM

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Poem of the week: Rest by Christina Rossetti
This serene vision of death reads rather like the dream of a good night’s sleep

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22, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Poem of the week: Montale’s Lemons by Ishion Hutchinson
An intense encounter with the light-filled verse of Eugenio Montale is complicated by more wintry feeling

Carol Rumens

15, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Blanked verse: the power of erasure poetry
Poets have been constructing new work by selectively redacting others’ texts for decades, but Instagram and our political moment have spotlit this startling technique

Carol Rumens

12, Nov, 2021 @10:42 AM

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