Thursday, May 12, 2016

desire & the desert

Thanks to Michael Mc Aloran my latest 140 odd poems are now on sale at Black Editions Press. Here is blurb that Carolyn Srygely-Moore wrote for it:

"Despite the innate rationalism of the traditional philosopher ..something I've never excelled at ... David McLean's poetry does not fall flat into any sort of rigidity. An atheist, David, when asked, says that principles, & secular humanism, are not obligatory tenets of atheism, indeed, are counterproductive. Humanism presupposes a higher notion of the human, a reverence for it, yet David & his work retain and glitter with an irreverent & delightful disdain for humanity, the devolution of the human race. A scholar of and practitioner of ancient, modern & postmodern philosophies, the “body without organs" trembles in his poetry, inviting the reader though millions of conduits into a sensibility of ghost death love childhood in a voice original such as few modern voices I've confronted in my reading. Vistas open."

Thursday, May 5, 2016

dead snakes

It's been a long time since I submitted much, but sent out a few subs recently. As a result, three things by me in the zine dead snakes at this link. Thanks to Stephen Jarrell Williams for taking them.