Silent Hook

talking about his novel Shark, Will Self explained that he set out to write Jaws without the shark. i am not entirely sure what he was getting at, but when i read the book i sort of understood his purpose: to have his narrative, a character’s past circumstances developed & swivel around something articulated, but…

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Atman (mined from the Library of Babel)

i thought a break from the singing bowls in order & a thought a return to mining the library of Babel might clear the mind. the more i construct these odd poems i note two methods for designing something resembling sense. the first, is to form characters, you may notice Yin & Rex as 2, being…

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Envelopes

If you recall from the poem Post, there is a letter for Charlie, who it is from is hinted in its hovering, stationary position, casting a shadow on his welcome mat & saving him some dosh on his electricity bill, which he is happy about, however, his refusal to open it is causing him a…

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Meanwhile in Paradise Lost

  Meanwhile in Paradise Lost Meanwhile… in the untidy bed of Godly God & yawning out into his bugger-up empyrean of jazz trombonist angels, seraph, cherubim & pissed up souls bee bopping on a halo of heavenly arpeggios an infinite hour of that celestial council estate — immense disorder : the pearly gates got torn…

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