poemof the moment
For our last meal together my father takes out of the freezer a tray of frozen songbirds.
about the poem
This poem is from Pascale Petit’s sixth collection, Fauverie, which was published by Seren in 2014 and was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize. A portfolio of poems from the book won the 2013 Manchester Poetry Prize . The manuscript in progress was awarded an Arts Council England Grant for the Arts.
Image: Common blackbird by Kamil Porembiński, under a Creative Commons licence
poem chosen by…
I'm so excited that Pascale is joining Scottish poet Niall Campbell this Thursday at our event at the Saltire Society. You can buy tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pascale-petit-and-niall-campbell-poetry-reading-tickets-15455517870. Niall and Pascale both admire one another's work and I particularly enjoy poetry events where the poets are listening to one another's work.