Category Archives: Poetry

Shireen

x You journos, you’re poets on active duty, For you can get disappeared, positively aimed at, Even with PRESS writ all over you. Maybe even because…. Today you’re Al-Jazeera, tomorrow Some scruffy independent. x And then you have your caricatures … Continue reading

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Shunga 1-6

SHUNGA 1 Over the bedspread His pipe is well-used, and he fills it again. You’re wearing a mantle over your gown Because he likes to enter the reserve, Searching here and there for its waterfall. x You have done up … Continue reading

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EXISTENTIAL BANALITY

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Birthday Poem

We are gathered outside the magistrates’ court To witness justice wither away. Barristers with black sling-bags and grey Drainpipe suits slink inside past officials today As we listen to the Grim Reaper Analyse the truth’s ignominious departure. Big lorries blare … Continue reading

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Lines from Hubble

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Two Sequences of Poems by David Plante

Two Sequences of Poems by David Plante I am proud to introduce these two sequences by David. He and Nikos Stangos were vital components of the London scene in the 60s and 70s – two people I would see as … Continue reading

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Now

You are unwilling to be vaccinated against COVID-19. She is a male who has just won a woman’s swimming-competition. Is Hunter’s laptop his confession? The trees have started losing their confetti.

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GREY SUIT LAUNCH – 22 March 2022

Click the link for a Celebration of Grey Suit Editions UK   Grey Suit celebration!   Tuesday 22 March from 6.30 pm – with a reading at 7 pm. at The Rugby Tavern in Bloomsbury   All welcome. Please let friends … Continue reading

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Peking Pet

Me – since she wants to be the best – I’m glad to be her teacher, however long it takes.   I revel in the pressure of her chest, Am taken by the way she now makes Use of lozenge eyes … Continue reading

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Anja Konig -Thoughts of an Unprofessional Poet

This article by Anja Konig expresses a lot of my own misgivings about poetry as a competing profession.

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