But the balm that comes with the spring.
See – the cusp of the sky
We’ll climb over it like glass.
from ‘Half-Halb’ by Katharina Dixon-Ward
8 May 2020 marks 75 years since the end of war in Europe. To commemorate the day, we will be sharing on Twitter a number of winning poems from the Timothy Corsellis Prize.
The prize, which ran from 2014 to 2019, challenged poets worldwide aged 25 and younger to respond to a selection of powerful but lesser-known poets of the Second World War, including Keith Douglas, Sidney Keyes, Alun Lewis, John Jarmain, Henry Reed, Anna Akhmatova, Gertrud Kolmar, Günter Eich, Miklós Radnóti and Timothy Corsellis.
7 May 2020