:: Poetry archive ( 2000-2005, click for articles pre-2006)

Leopard & other videopoems published 29/08/2015

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How cigarettes work
(a lesson in patience)

1. Persist
with an occasional break

By Johanna Hedva.

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Gilded Island Grouting & other poems published 23/08/2015

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why don’t you
car share
     and listen
        to the morning
        the manure
    of yr colleagues
nourishes
y
our workplant
for free
radical
wagepollens creepermeate
drawn curtains     to twitch

By GS Smith.

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Daffs & other poems published 12/08/2015

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P A O S E D I J B K V S H W J C K H N E B A E K A C T O A N C K F U C E N F L I L A S N P B E S I D E R E F E O O T D I Q F C X A M S T L O U L A E J F L U T T E R I N G D F H R C D B H G N I C N A D N I T E T Y N R S L L I H C E L E L D T Y L A E W H E N D A T H E S H I I E J E V V L K Y N N K I C Z P D N V Z O E P Q Q U Q A K Z S B O O G E H Z Q V X B E L H S J I R L G I W O V B L L L V L I A V I S A J U U Z B H A V N X U H Q S I U I S R E O M

By Adam Baron.

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When in doubt, throw Grobstein on the table & other poems published 16/07/2015

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Prozac code named:
Zachary, the mascot
of the slippery brain
sodality although he
was not slippery but
leaping all about the
table, never to leave.

By Julia Lewis.

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Maintenant #99 – Rhys Trimble published 27/05/2015

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It’s such a Welshman’s cliché but perhaps musicality, if not song, makes its way into my work and performance. In written work it’s the alliterative and sound aspects which are borrowed from song. Of course Welsh language poetry is a song / poem hybrid which uses cynghanedd (the welsh system of alliteration and internal rhyme) which amounts to a systematization of poetry that brings it in line with our rules for western music but working on verbal sounds instead of tonal sounds. Any exposure to it results in it creeping into your work it’s everywhere here- place names and phraseology! Certainly the welsh tradition of poetry has an effect of what you feel you are allowed to do.

In the 99th of the Maintenant series, SJ Fowler interviews the Welsh poet Rhys Trimble.

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Adam & Eve & other poems published

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Rhys Trimble is a Bilingual poet / performer/improvisor interested in medieval welsh language & bilingual poetry, music/poetry, collaborations, digital-art and avant garde writing practices. Editor of Ctrl+Alt+Del Ezine and studying for a ‘psychomythogeographical’ PhD in creative writing.

By Rhys Trimble.

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Theatre published 18/05/2015

Theatre

The lights of bridges
have no end anywhere
my night is filled with them
even in front of death
I will remember

Poem, ‘Theatre’, by Alok Dhanwa. Photographs and translation by Saudamini Deo.

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#GE2015 published 08/05/2015

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“but in the midst of their smiles, a ghost appears,

its skin a coarse hide of pork crackling,

startles them, shows them its severed finger”

A poem for #GE2015fiction, by Matthew Sperling.

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Too Long a sacrifice published

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“Too long a sacrifice
can make a stone of the brain.
We must have the damage by which
the stars burn in their courses.”

A poem by Ian Patterson, for #GE2015fiction.

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seahorse published

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“antinatilism before misanthropy or an argument for meditation?
there are always those who say when they mean they were in love with a family
& their schoolyard but obviously untrustworthy malsocialised
& will not allow them to suspicion they’ve freakish or limited
or unless I can’t get I loved that when I’m not sorry.”

A poem for #GE2015 by Steven J Fowler, with art by Dawn Wooley.

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