I have an extract from a new long poem, ‘Vermilion Cliffs’, in Volume 7.1 of Reliquiae, available here. I’m particularly delighted to be included in this journal as it’s one of my favourites.
Delighted to say that my new pamphlet, Another Green World, is published by SPAM Press today. It’s composed of alternative lyrics for the 14 songs that form Brian Eno’s pre-internet album of the same name.
The poems were assembled by sourcing the album’s lyrics from the online text database Genius and erasing everything but the first word of each line. This word was then Googled, and its suggested searches used either as a springboard for improvisation or verbatim as a new line. Since 9 out of the 14 songs are instrumental, the majority of the poems are ‘wordless’.
All the clouds turn to words
All the words float in sequence
No one knows what they mean
Everyone just ignores them
328 years ago today Bashō set off on the narrow road to the deep north. His eponymous travelogue is one of my favourite books of all time.
A collection of twenty-two chapbooks whose order is unfixed and whose topics are various.
Reading can be freefall.
First chapbook picked by choice, the rest at random.
Commenced 30th December 2016
Completed 23rd January 2017