Friday Poem – ‘Different Shoulders’, Dai George


This week our Friday Poem is ‘Different Shoulders’ by Dai George, from his debut collection The Claims Office.

The Claims Office Dai GeorgeSome of you may have been lucky enough to hear Dai George at our poetry festival on 17 February, where he was in conversation with Gwyneth Lewis, sharing poems and discussing poetic themes and styles through the generations.
We always relish hearing the very talented Dai perform his work, and hope – whether you attended or otherwise – that you enjoy reading ‘Different Shoulders’, which beautifully explores the big questions that keep us awake at night (‘this dread that I’ve inherited/ the wrong God) whilst taking visceral joy in ‘the kiln of your/ breath’ and the ‘simmering mysteries’ of another’s body.

 

 

Friday Poem Different Shoulders Dai George

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Claims Office is available from the Seren website: £8.99

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