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Poem Brut #54 – Father published 02/02/2019

The central aim is to examine whether ideas can be communicated – in the pure form they exist before being anchored by words, which inevitably corrupt the idea in trying to define it with an imperfect mode of communication.

In the 54th edition of The Poem Brut series, new poetry by Dovydas Laurinaitis.

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Poem Brut #53 – Collages About Moss published 22/12/2018

I left my notes on their sources in there, as I thought that might be a more interesting way of noting where they’re from than typing it up, and more fitting with the series. The process was to cut up newspaper articles about Donald Trump’s American presidency and reform them into moss-like shapes—a smallness, instead of a blustering bigness.

In the 53rd of the Poem Brut series, new poetry by Dennis Sweeney.

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Poem Brut #52 – Unshutting the Mail published 09/12/2018

Inside are the poetic
effluvia of the ideal
repository of which turned
out to be the backs
of crumpled receipts.

To what may be your annoyance
– and for this I apologise in advance
– I have not merged the scans.

The line at the very top of ‘The Perfume Sample’ is meant to be its last.

In the 52nd edition of The Poem Brut series, new poetry by Puck Khalaf.

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Poem Brut #51 – Marker pen compositions published 08/12/2018

The several hundred marker pen compositions I’ve done over the years were influenced by graffiti tags & all sorts of signs & symbols, from Vinča script to Chinese tortoise shell characters to concrete poetry. Unlike graffiti tags, which repeat the same word or glyph, each of mine is improvised, & therefore usually quite different to anything I’ve written before.

In the 51st of the Poem Brut series, new poetry by Tim Gaze.

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Poem Brut #50 – Whiskeyradish published 03/12/2018

I haven’t done much publishing or any kind of shows, etc.

Mostly, I’ve been teaching.

I always go by Whiskey Radish,

but you’re welcome to add my real name.

In the 50th of the Poem Brut series, new poetry by Constance Lane.

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Poem Brut #49 – Neuronal published 02/12/2018

Over the past thirty-five years, there has been an explosive increase in scientists’ ability to explain the structure and functioning of the human brain. While psychology has advanced our understanding of human behavior, various other sciences, such as anatomy, physiology, and biology, have determined the critical importance of synapses and, through the use of advanced technology, made it possible actually to see brain cells at work within the skull’s walls.

In the 49th of the Poem Brut series, new poetry by Peter Surkov.

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Poem Brut #48 – asemic polemics published 20/11/2018

Asemic writing is a wordless open semantic form of writing. The word asemic means “having no specific semantic content”, or “without the smallest unit of meaning”.

a strong verbal or written attack on someone or something.

In the 48th edition of The Poem Brut series, new poetry by Vilde Valerie Bjerke Torset.

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Poem Brut #47 – Unos, Govole and Wads published 05/11/2018

Unos, Govole and Wads.

These poem-drawings are taken from a broader ongoing collaborative writing/transcription project entitled Entonnoir de nous (Les amitiés pliantes) with Montréal composer Alexandre St-Onge.

In the 47th edition of The Poem Brut series, new poetry by Simon Brown.

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pOEM Brut #46 – Ghost Writing published 30/10/2018


In the 46th edition of The Poem Brut series, new poetry by Sacha Archer.

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Poem Brut #45 – Questionnaire for National Security published 06/10/2018

The current poem for 3AM Magazine is a wry critique of the fundamental absurdity and contradictions of the modern security state, in an age of digital thievery, distrust and increasing dehumanisation.

In the 45th edition of The Poem Brut series, new poetry by Chris Deliso.

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