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31.

31.

31. It's ground-fire does for you – one more blind deed. Your scored 61 but you leave empty-handed. Your ghost called, Major. The fields answered. What was left unsaid: how your kite wailed, cub-scared; how it hardly matters if you jumped, obscured in a throat fleshed out in smoke, because your bodies stopped in the same kick-seizure. Flamerinoes - flushing the dumb wind with fever. GAME OVER

Two Herberts

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Two Herberts

You can’t go Daviding your younger or your older self. Like lightspots or like light- spun proto-Pokemon phantasmagoria, they’re seen but can’t be lined up in your sight. Still, author snaps allow a kind of conflict – Bloodaxe back-of-book ones all the more, framed as they are like the portraits in Streetfighter II’s selection screen, the poet in repose, fierce as any convict. The older Herbert sizing up the younger: quite the quarrel for the gossipmonger! Though photos, at the same time, seem quite brittle, like moulted exoskeletal remains, out of which we climb, reborn, and bristle, or ghosts –

Warning Notice

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Warning Notice

Going to Covent Garden? Attack from the south or the east. The north-west approach is a gauntlet of living statues – The danger comes not from the crowds (though they aren’t much use either) – it’s from the malaise, chilly as face-paint, that grows, in your heart at the sight of these symbols of all that’s ceased to live, of trails gone cold, and of flames become black matches. And it’s not that their act’s as old-hat as spinning plates that puts you in mind of the grave (though that too grates) It’s that when these mimes pretend to be petrified, they portend gloom neverending for every last

Caligula on the Couch

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Caligula on the Couch

He said to her: I’ve ruled not one, but two whole empires – count  ‘em – yet the feeling that it’s not enough hangs round here like some phantom. I rationalise, I hold aloft the naked truth like a lantern but the ghost’s got pangs like Phineas and its played by Harry Dean Stanton. The crux is: though life (sigh)’s a pig, a flagship stuck in drydock, the world’s a stage of tears, blah blah, I’m not too keen to die, doc! Since what’s the use of fighting off contenders for the prize if the victor has to give it all up when he dies? At Liverpool Street Station I stood trembling in my rayon

Caligula: Film Critic

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Caligula: Film Critic

Actual title: Caligula on 'Caligula: Prince of Perversion' This 1970 animated film sprang off the back of succexploitation classics like Punkmilton the Fox, Sweet God! Godiva and the screen adaptation of Ted Hughes’ Crow. Simply titled Haietsu (an audience with the Emperor) in Japan, it was retitled and branded with an X for European audiences. The critics were not kind: “A children’s film peppered with bare female nipples,” “A broken marriage of avante-garde art and sweaty skinflick,” “A torpid, spunk-spattered affair,” they huffed. It’s hard to disagree. What’s more, I find Cali

The Arrogance of Caligula

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The Arrogance of Caligula

When I wake, the measure of my power determines how much coffee I devour. One cup if I feel like Robert Vaughn, two cups if I feel like Rutger Hauer ~ Every day a brand new world is born and yesterday’s deleted-stroke-withdrawn from duty. If they all seem rather samey, blame the crappy cloth from which they’re torn. ~ Blame the wind, or fortune, but don’t blame me if the deck’s against you and you lamely battle on believing it’ll switch allegiances and suddenly betray me. ~ Man creates his own luck, stitch by stitch, stitching up his friends and every itch of conscience in a pouch marked ‘placate

Epitaph

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Epitaph

Bones, bones n’ more bones got dumped here, Their former owner’s never been so thin and never been so free, although it’s clear he’s never been so bogged down, so boxed in. To those whose voices trembled and hearts bulged with scorn – I don’t return your “It’s the pits!” but: better ill-regarded than indulged, young than dead – how’s that for treppenwitz?
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31.

31.

31. It's ground-fire does for you – one more blind deed. Your scored 61 but you leave empty-handed. Your ghost called, Major. The fields answered. What was left unsaid: how your kite wailed, cub-scared; how it hardly matters if you jumped, obscured in a throat fleshed out in smoke, because your bodies stopped in the same kick-seizure. Flamerinoes - flushing the dumb wind with fever. GAME OVER

Two Herberts

T

Two Herberts

You can’t go Daviding your younger or your older self. Like lightspots or like light- spun proto-Pokemon phantasmagoria, they’re seen but can’t be lined up in your sight. Still, author snaps allow a kind of conflict – Bloodaxe back-of-book ones all the more, framed as they are like the portraits in Streetfighter II’s selection screen, the poet in repose, fierce as any convict. The older Herbert sizing up the younger: quite the quarrel for the gossipmonger! Though photos, at the same time, seem quite brittle, like moulted exoskeletal remains, out of which we climb, reborn, and bristle, or ghosts –

Warning Notice

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Warning Notice

Going to Covent Garden? Attack from the south or the east. The north-west approach is a gauntlet of living statues – The danger comes not from the crowds (though they aren’t much use either) – it’s from the malaise, chilly as face-paint, that grows, in your heart at the sight of these symbols of all that’s ceased to live, of trails gone cold, and of flames become black matches. And it’s not that their act’s as old-hat as spinning plates that puts you in mind of the grave (though that too grates) It’s that when these mimes pretend to be petrified, they portend gloom neverending for every last

Caligula on the Couch

C

Caligula on the Couch

He said to her: I’ve ruled not one, but two whole empires – count  ‘em – yet the feeling that it’s not enough hangs round here like some phantom. I rationalise, I hold aloft the naked truth like a lantern but the ghost’s got pangs like Phineas and its played by Harry Dean Stanton. The crux is: though life (sigh)’s a pig, a flagship stuck in drydock, the world’s a stage of tears, blah blah, I’m not too keen to die, doc! Since what’s the use of fighting off contenders for the prize if the victor has to give it all up when he dies? At Liverpool Street Station I stood trembling in my rayon

Caligula: Film Critic

C

Caligula: Film Critic

Actual title: Caligula on 'Caligula: Prince of Perversion' This 1970 animated film sprang off the back of succexploitation classics like Punkmilton the Fox, Sweet God! Godiva and the screen adaptation of Ted Hughes’ Crow. Simply titled Haietsu (an audience with the Emperor) in Japan, it was retitled and branded with an X for European audiences. The critics were not kind: “A children’s film peppered with bare female nipples,” “A broken marriage of avante-garde art and sweaty skinflick,” “A torpid, spunk-spattered affair,” they huffed. It’s hard to disagree. What’s more, I find Cali

The Arrogance of Caligula

T

The Arrogance of Caligula

When I wake, the measure of my power determines how much coffee I devour. One cup if I feel like Robert Vaughn, two cups if I feel like Rutger Hauer ~ Every day a brand new world is born and yesterday’s deleted-stroke-withdrawn from duty. If they all seem rather samey, blame the crappy cloth from which they’re torn. ~ Blame the wind, or fortune, but don’t blame me if the deck’s against you and you lamely battle on believing it’ll switch allegiances and suddenly betray me. ~ Man creates his own luck, stitch by stitch, stitching up his friends and every itch of conscience in a pouch marked ‘placate

Epitaph

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Epitaph

Bones, bones n’ more bones got dumped here, Their former owner’s never been so thin and never been so free, although it’s clear he’s never been so bogged down, so boxed in. To those whose voices trembled and hearts bulged with scorn – I don’t return your “It’s the pits!” but: better ill-regarded than indulged, young than dead – how’s that for treppenwitz?

Spotlight

Dr. Bakunetsu

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Dr. Bakunetsu

Dr. Bakunetsu His name is Japanese for 'explosive heat' - it's also, he says, unfastening his suitcase's brass clasps, the name he gives the ailment, taps the carat of my ribs - "In here, chief? Right-o, that's a nasty one. No, don't speak! These things can go off any time, sunshine, I’ve seen ones that could atomise Parliament, your heart’s the barrel and this thing, chief, this’s the burning taper. S’only got to leap like a flea, or a jumping bean, sunbeam, skip like a record and your whole torso’ll go up like a sack of fireworks. Keep still, chief.” His cigarette tipped with a ziggurat, his teeth
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Born in Derby, UK. Live in London, UK. Co-run a small press called Sidekick Books. Published a poetry collection, School of Forgery, last year, which won me an Eric Gregory Award and a Poetry Book Society recommendation. Also design a lit mag called Fuselit.

Also a court transcript editor in and around London. I make the transcripts say exactly what was said, with correct punctuation and everything.

Favourite TV Shows
Mysterious Cities of Gold, Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett era), Doctor Who (pre-Ecclestone/Tennant), TMNT (2012), Polar Bear Cafe
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Bat For Lashes, First Aid Kit, Leonard Cohen, Al Stewart, Cast, Jacques Brel, Jake Thackray
Favourite Books
The Man Who Was Thursday, Sirens of Titan, River, Energy of Slaves
Favourite Writers
Kurt Vonnegut, Glyn Maxwell, G.K. Chesterton, Matthew Welton, China Meiville, Mervyn Peake, Rimbaud, Catullus
Favourite Games
Team Fortress 2, Tatsunoko vs Capcom, Portal 2, Castle Crashers, Final Fantasy VI, Thief, Fez, Mark of the Ninja, Gunstar Heroes
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC/Steam
Other Interests
Poetry, ornithology,

Can't talk - crowdfunding

Can't talk - crowdfunding

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1234632730/coin-opera-2-fulminares-revenge Nobody told me it would be so much work getting, like, 100 people to pre-order a really awesome book. Turns out the problem is finding the people who are genuinely interested in such a thing.

NaPoWriMo 2010 Days 1-5

NaPoWriMo 2010 Days 1-5

I'm still loving NaPoWriMo - writing a poem every day for April. Not when I'm actually doing it, of course - I hate it. But it's a wonderful chance to clear out the cupboards. All those half-arsed ideas I've been jotting down as potential poems get a shot at becoming decent poems, and every so often one of them turns out far better than I hoped or expected. At the end of the month, I usually have at least a handful of good efforts, and several more that could hold up with a bit of editing. This year the theme I've been trying to stick to is fakery, hoaxing, palimpsests and illusion. Day 4 was prompted by another poet noting that I managed to

National Poetry Competition etc

National Poetry Competition etc

I was really surprised and delighted to go the National Poetry Competition awards ceremony last night and find it full of people I recognised from the London and Norwich poetry scenes. I suppose I shouldn't have been, but somehow I had this image of the event - and the Poetry Society itself - as being to do with a rather more exclusive, older circle. One of my poems was in the 'Highly Commended' category, which meant I had to go up, shake a hand, receive a certificate and go back down again - so I was expecting it to be like my graduation ceremony, an experience I felt very let down by at the time. But no - it was actually quite exciting and

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