summer

funny how you grow out of things: i used to enjoy reading poems about seasons, but back then i was obsessed with the Romantics. my appreciation has shifted solely to their more difficult works rather than the wet-through lyrics they wrote to make some cash. i wrote this lyric to be in as un-Romantic a…

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my gratitude

there are still not many people following my blog, but to those who have taken the plunge & decided to follow my work, i am grateful. i have met some talented folk & some intense correspondences have flowered since i began this blogging lark. the number of readers grows steadily, but grows nonetheless. however, i…

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the cardboard box collector

these men & women are a frequent sight on the streets of Korea. i have been told mixed reasons for their collecting: some do it for a few extra pennies, some because they’re bored, some because they need to; all of them are pushing on in age & stride & never smile. the cardboard box…

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culvert

though set in Jeju, i think this poem is something slightly other to what i have been posting over the previous months, perhaps you may think otherwise, if so, please comment below with your welcomed observations. O, & Mr Okaji, if you are reading, this poem was marginally inspired by a photograph, i suppose there…

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all the things you can see in a day

what i have attempted to do in these photographs is embolden the aesthetic of the quotidian, to give it focus. those places, people & objects that are a portion of the environment that we inhabit every day without giving any mind to, that we take for granted. John Dewey said that The local is the only…

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video up at FourTiesLitReview

my video, in which, i explain the origin of the thematic, cultural & stylistic elements of my poem fishermen, is up for viewing at FourTiesLitReview. thanks again to all the lads & ladies who work on the journal. furthermore, please give the lads & ladies at FourTiesLitReview a like & if you are amiable, give…

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