My friend, the artist Anthony McCall, gave me Thinking in Circles: an essay on ring composition by Mary Douglas. He observed that much of my work in performance art and in writing has had a circularity to its composition. His visit coincided with a talk I went to by the physicist Carlo Rovelli and the artist Cornelia Parker at the Conway Hall. Quantum theory, mythology and circularity somehow came together to inspire this longish poem.
Were one to read it in one go, the circularity which is its kernal and its perimeter would become apparent. But that is a tall order, I realise. Next year I hope to work with the poet/dancer Scott Thurston on a performance where I may recite the poem to accompany his actions. Meanwhile The Fortnightly Review have just published the poem in its entirety, much to my amazement and joy. The link is below: