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Three Asemic Poems published 28/03/2016

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… asemic texts inspired by the work of the experimental CoBrA movement of the late 1940s and explore the impulses of hand and ink …

By Kate Wakeling.

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Paris 13/11: Kierkegaard and Akhmatova published 20/03/2016

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Do it or don’t do it — you will regret both. A revolutionary but passionless and reflecting age changes the manifestation of power into a dialectical sleight-of-hand, letting everything remain but slyly defrauding it of its meaning; it culminates, instead of in an uprising, in the exhaustion of the inner reality of the relationships, in a reflecting tension that nevertheless lets everything remain; and it has transformed the whole of existence into an equivocation.

Culled lines from Kierkegaard and Akhmatova in response to hearing that Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam had admitted he wanted to blow himself up but then changed his mind.

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Worm & other poems published 10/03/2016

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Cut to:
Curly biscuit. Webcam stray. Barbaric lessons.
Knuckles. Elbows. Lip. Shoulders.
Ear lobes. Tonsils. Leg. Backbone.
Nostrils. Anus. Wrists. Ribcage.
Vein. Kidneys. Chin. Heel.

By Nisha Bhakoo.

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The Enemies project 2015: a year in review published 19/12/2015

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Poetry lends itself to collaboration as language does conversation, and it is in poetry we are renovating the living space of communication, and this in itself is a collaborative act. The poet comes up against something other than themselves in the writing of every poem, and in the shaping of every fragment of language there is a response taking place.

By SJ Fowler.

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Airport published 29/11/2015

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situated at the crossroads of looking and reading / words and images … often feature abstract comics combined with asemic writing – writing that has no semantic value … split-level pomes – a ‘pome’ is (perhaps) a dyslectic poem….

By Rosaire Appel.

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Chair fears not the dead published 19/11/2015

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today a perfect day and i shall pop my clogs
think i am a snap, diamond run.
melon rises, limited capacity.

By Tomáš Přidal.

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AARON AS ILAI IS BORN & other poems published 08/11/2015

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married look from now? you do have he know! say nice so also
now! but rampur? Wow! know let a have That’s and to exciting looking
he i ok…… baby. two wonderful! do talk because so
also ha ha ha baby you to it nice is
so did know you so and
nice married.. surya Sunita. nice beautiful
i have I that like
another think i singer like
him boy about met
baby rampur you so
much often today

By Amy Acre.

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relationship history & other poems published 31/10/2015

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Here we see James working and me crying. Here we see James working. Here we see James working. Here we see James working. Here we see James working. Here we see James working. Here we see James working. Here we see James working. Here we see James working. The dog’s name was Horatio. Was hit by a car in 2009. Here we see James working. Here we see James working. Here we see James working in the gardens at Kew. Here we see James working. Here we see James working. Here we see James working. Here we see James working. Here we see James working. Here we see James working. Here we see James working. Here we see James working. Here we see James working. I took this the day I left. I think that’s just about all the time I have, so I’ll be happy to take everything now.

By Annabel Banks.

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One Blood Moon for July & Other Poems published 23/10/2015

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Now in this
Polynesia of parking lots
direction is hard to negotiate;
once I found a staircase
inside a supermarket, and climbed until
it led me to a hotel.
Every room was locked, every
pattern on the carpet
and curtains
disorienting

By Erich Brumback.

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Suck & other poems published 11/10/2015

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when contemplating Reinhard Heydrich
I don’t conceive like I do
fruit
sex
even goose (never for lunch, only seen.)

he had a long nose, I
think. he looked proud. Aryan
race.
face, fascist.
murderer. evil?
naming, nominating–
thinking to distract thought

By Sarah Simon.

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