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In celebration of #NationalPoetryDay. We’re offering one lucky winner the chance to win five wonderful poetry collections. Just enter your details to enter.

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Dean Atta: On Writing The Black Flamingo

Poet Dean Atta talks about the experience of writing his award-winning debut novel in verse, The Black Flamingo, and the impact he hopes it will have on readers.   Thank you so much for reading The […]

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And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

Still I Rise   You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? […]

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Bright Dead Things by Ada Limón

The Conditional Say tomorrow doesn’t come. Say the moon becomes an icy pit. Say the sweet-gum tree is petrified. Say the sun’s a foul black tire fire. Say the owl’s eyes are pinpricks. Say the […]

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Blue Horses​ by Mary Oliver

FRANZ MARC’S BLUE HORSES​   I step into the painting of the four blue horses. I am not even surprised that I can do this. One of the horses walks towards me. His blue nose […]

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Magical Negro​ by Morgan Parker

The High Priestess of Soul’s Sunday Morning Visit to the Wall of Respect​   The Impressionism wing strikes me as too dainty for my mood, except for one oil painting by Gustave Caillebotte, Calf’s head […]

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On This Day: A Traveller From an Antique Land

I met a traveller from an antique land, Who said— ‘Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert . . . Near them, on the sand, Half sunk a shattered visage lies, […]

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SF Gateway Friday Haiku

So, it’s Friday again. Another working week successfully negotiated and time to begin to wind down for the weekend and some quality classic SF reading. And just to make it clear – in case anybody […]

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SF Gateway Friday Limerick II

Back by popular demand!  Well . . . all right . . . back because we’re bored and needed something to kill time on a Friday . . . the return of the SF Gateway […]

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SF Gateway Friday Limerick

As it’s Friday, the weekend is beckoning and the sun is even shining (at least it is at Gollancz Towers), we thought it was time to have a little fun. And what’s more fun than […]

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