Friday, 30 December 2005
Go to Tim Thorne's incisively intelligent review of Mortifications & Lies. It's interesting that those who have seen the works performed and then read them (see also Paul Cliff's review below) understand best how the poems in this book go. Many thanks to Ralph Wessman and his Famous Reporter.
poem about the road
This poem exists in quite a few forms (page poem, performance version, visual/prose version and this is one). It makes distortion, partial understanding, ambient noise etc part of the 'performance' of the work and draws into question the level of understanding needed to understaind.
Saturday, 24 December 2005
After a long time organising, earning a living (talk talk talk) and writing, after far too long on other people's topic and carting things around and putting up with an extraordinary amount of invective from one apparently in the throes of a nervous breakdown (I surmise), after being all things to all people, I gave myself a holiday and, it being Christmas Eve, I find that, in fact work is my great holiday and I have taken refuge in prose.