The Cold Tap Sings

the p-word

ONLY POETRY ISN’T SHIT

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‘Poetry is the one thing that isn’t contaminated, the one thing that isn’t part of the game. Only poetry—and let me be clear, only some of it—is good for you, only poetry isn’t shit.’

Roberto Bolaño, 2666 (Picador)

BEFORE THE CHEESECAKE ARRIVED: THE MOVIE

I made a video of my ebook of anti-romantic poems. Watch it above and/or read & download it for free below.

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by Jason Logan

NOX

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Just finished reading the facsimile of Anne Carson’s epitaph for her brother, Nox, which folds out in one long concertina. It’s an amazing piece of writing / publishing / conjuring.

THERE’S NO RAVEN IN RAVENOUS

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there’s no raven in ravenous

there’s no ham in hamburgers
there’s no meat in mincemeat
there’s no dog in hotdogs
there’s no dick in spotted dick

there’s no bread in sweetbread
there’s no sweet in sweetcorn
there’s no corn in unicorn 
there’s no cock in spatchcock

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