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Poem Brut 113 – Fire Signs published 08/02/2021

‘These found texts are from a fire precautions sign at a disused textiles mill in Farley, near Leeds. It was demolished soon after. The long, elaborate wording seemed to me to offer up other meanings.’

In the 113th of the Poem Brut series, new poetry by Mark L Valentine.

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Duos #18 – The Earth Will Come to Laugh and Feast. published 01/02/2021

The book evokes the strong bond between art and literature, and of ekphrastic writing that evokes images by highlighting hidden relationships and implied mysteries. The result is a moving collection of poems and short stories revealing the profound state of existence and the fate of our torment, the inevitability of suffering, and of our helplessness from pain.

As Tinti says “This partnership moves from the rubble, passes through cemeteries, sniffs out the signs of what has gone. Roger Ballen’s photos, my words, are a kind of defense against the terrible power of death. They are an accumulation of enthusiasm, injuries, obsessions. They are effigies composed to disturb the reader, to ambush the thought, the things.”

In the 18th of the Duos series, new poetry by Gabriele Tinti and Roger Ballen.

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Poem Brut #112 – Horoscopes published 22/01/2021

These poems are collaged horoscopes cut out from Harper’s Baazar’s “real” horoscopes.

In the 112th of the Poem Brut series, new poetry by Ariadne Radi Cor.

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Poem Brut #111 – Karen Carcia published 19/01/2021

These pieces come out of thinking about the gap between language and perception, between thought and utterance, thought and mark-making. They come out of the tradition of erasure poetry and steady stitching as a response, approach and way into world.

In the 111th of the Poem Brut series, new poetry by Karen Carcia.

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Turn the Sky published 18/01/2021

You wanted me to come with you to watch
Them shoot your drugs and wrist-tie you
To that cheap bed. Could you hear the blank
Clatter of dropping ice in the hallway machines as you faded?

By Nicholas Rombes.

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Maintenant #106 – Aušra Kaziliūnaite published 15/12/2020

With the physical cancellation of the European Poetry Festival in London during 2020, a series of new longform video interviews are presented here at 3:AM Magazine, again with some of the most dynamic contemporary European poets, whose work is exploring the possibilities and potentials of the artform, as part of the decade long interviews series – Maintenant.

In the 106th of the Maintenant series, SJ Fowler interviews the Lithuanian poet Aušra Kaziliūnaitė.

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Maintenant #105 – Krišjānis Zeļģis published

With the physical cancellation of the European Poetry Festival in London during 2020, a series of new longform video interviews are presented here at 3:AM Magazine, again with some of the most dynamic contemporary European poets, whose work is exploring the possibilities and potentials of the artform, as part of the decade long interviews series – Maintenant.

In the 105th of the Maintenant series, SJ Fowler interviews the Latvian poet Krišjānis Zeļģis.

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the swedish beest: a poetry film published 07/12/2020

From a lonely London a figure calls out for the lost poets and three Swedes will answer, each in their own way, with poetic precision and desolate northern sensibilities. The Swedish Beest is less than a cry for help and more than a poetry film; it is a documentary of those who are not there, a gathering of readings out of time and place.

A new poetry-film by SJ Fowler, Aase Berg, Jonas Gren and Ida Borjel.

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Maintenant #104 – Inga Pizane published

With the physical cancellation of the European Poetry Festival in London during 2020, a series of new longform video interviews are presented here at 3:AM Magazine, again with some of the most dynamic contemporary European poets, whose work is exploring the possibilities and potentials of the artform, as part of the decade long interviews series – Maintenant.

In the 104th of the Maintenant series, SJ Fowler interviews the Latvian poet Inga Pizane.

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Closer, Now, Closer published

Beyond and into something greater
Than the old ways of thinking seeing as how, as strayers,
We’d broken our minds over and over
Against the hard facts of what it is that makes us human.

Dear: the dangling, bodyless rope they forgot
To take down afterwards, what about that?
Or the way she did it barefoot,
A splinter in her toe? The camera didn’t invent watching.
The songbird’s song was there before the songbird
They say.

By Nicholas Rombes.

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