Tuesday, April 29, 2014

"things the dead say" - a reading by Christine Murray

Enormously gratified by this reading of the things the dead say from Oneiros Books which Chris Murray has been good enough to post.

The book is very pleased too, and so are the dead, I'm sure.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

chapbook preview

My most recent chapbook is from Bone Orchard Press. Here it is, it's called the children without guns. I’m rather pleased with this collection and think you should buy it.

It’s is more or less about childhood which makes it pretty depressing, here’s a poem from it:

they fell into night

they fell into night, a pit full of scars
and so few memories, a gray schoolyard
with raindrops on dusty windows
washing away nothing

because memories do not touch
and night is a recurrent childhood,
nothing to do with love

And here’s another:

more than one voice

more than one voice in the loveless
skull, ghastly fat absences
and death to grease the flesh in
with memories and sex;

time to be the portentous cripple
who spells out his inadequate answers,
as if suicide were never a solution
and dwarfs might be giants

if they had been luckier in the gene’s
unjust lottery. there are legions
jabbering in each one of us
so we are not exactly bored,

just a little fucked up


And yet another:

no drugs for the dead

we pour no snowy libations
over the noses of corpses
and put no faith in names
that have slept insensate a night

till memory is impotent dust,
like words were once, like love;
their powder hearth and home
and nowhere,

implicature and absences to share.
we put these dead in zombie god's
forgotten pocket, with pornography
and other historical documents,

the sexual palimpsest that religion
is. we waste no luscious drugs
on the dead: they have gone now,
and once they were full of shit;

mourning amounts to nothing more than this



This, as I say, is the link: the children without guns

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Zero Eye

The Zero Eye
Michael Mc Aloran
Oneiros Books, 2014
84 pp.
Review by David McLean



Now in Clockwise Cat

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Gutter Eloquence

Great thanks to Jack T. Marlowe for having these poems by me in the latest issue of the great underground webzine Gutter Eloquence. Also poems there by Travis Blair, Mike Meraz, and many others.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mung Being

There is now a new issue of Mung Being posted online and there are, i am pleased to report, five by me in her.

Here they are. There's a new bio up there too.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

More boners, people

Delighted to have more work in the Bone Orchard, thanks to Michael Mc Aloran. Here they are at this link.

A reminder that I have a shiny new chapbook the children without guns at Bone Orchard Press, where you will find many other great chapbooks by such luminaries as Mc Aloran, Chris Murray, Craig Podmore & Aad de Gids. Yay! Half of us have the same sickness, hail Satan, prince of darkness, and his old mate Deleuze. 

Deleuze really loved Benny Hill. & I regard that as the great philosophical conundrum of all time.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Luciferous

Never noticed this when it came a couple of weeks ago in Luciferous Zine

A poem by me with a Burroughs reference ;)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Blind Dog Press

Bling Dog Press have put together an anthology called fierce invalids which is devoted to poems about or inspired by Rimbaud, and there are some by me in it. Here is their announcement of the release today.

If Rimbaud is good enough for Cantona then he's good enough for the rest of us :)


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Disorder Anthology

Pleased to announce that my poem "the impeccable dead" will be in the Disorder anthology from Red Dashboard Publishing, and it's an anthology about mental illness. 

Today Reuben Wooley was kind enough to say that my book Things the Dead Say seemed similar in tone to R.D. Laing's anti-psychiatry movement, which is cool since I am actually influenced by Deleuza, and Guattari whose idea of schizoanalysis is affiliated to, without being the same as, the ideas of Laing, about which they had some reservations. 

Anyway, huge thanks to Elizabeth Akin Stelling, boss person there, for inviting me, and to the editors who selected the thing for picking it.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

the children without guns


Pleased to note that this new chapbook by me is out at Bone Orchard Press. It's linked there and called the children without guns. I'm rather pleased with this collection and think you should buy it. As I say, it's perfectly OK.


It's sort of themed childhood which makes it pretty depressing, here's one poem from it:


they fell into night

they fell into night, a pit full of scars
and so few memories, a gray schoolyard
with raindrops on dusty windows
washing away nothing

because memories do not touch
and night is a recurrent childhood,
nothing to do with love

And here's another:


more than one voice

more than one voice in the loveless
skull, ghastly fat absences
and death to grease the flesh in
with memories and sex;

time to be the portentous cripple
who spells out his inadequate answers,
as if suicide were never a solution
and dwarfs might be giants

if they had been luckier in the gene's
unjust lottery. there are legions
jabbering in each one of us
so we are not exactly bored,

just a little fucked up