Category Archives: Poetry

TOUGHS

My new article on toughs in literature  is now published by the Fortnightly review. Featuring a grumpy old git’s thoughts on what we can and what we cannot say, as well as the writing of Stewart Home, Mr Fish, Dana … Continue reading

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Richard Lovelace on Poetry Competitions

I am an admirer of good abstract poetry, and yet I felt drawn to satire after teaching in jails for several years. Now I find the tension between intention and unintentionality something that can provoke strong satirical writing. Ultimately even … Continue reading

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Harlequin’s Clothing

  So what is civilization? Being a “Listed Building”, It can only be what it is: a homage to Jeremy Bentham. Yet someday soon your working if panoptical jail Will be transformed – a prison-themed hotel.  You can go there … Continue reading

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Grey Suit Editions: Books for Christmas 21

Announcing two new titles on Grey Suit Editions Donald Gardner’s New and Selected Poems Anthony Howell’s novel – The Distance Measured in Days Available now! And all our books (Grey Suit, Theatre of Mistakes, High Window, Odd Volumes etc) are available … Continue reading

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Torpedo Fair – an eclogue

An eclogue is a poem written as a dialogue between two voices. Torpedo Fair is a poem of this kind which is now published here in The Fortnightly Review. The first voice is the voice of the battlefield. The second … Continue reading

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Herelessness

‘I’m not here! I’m not here! Only the sky is here, In three blends of herelessness Next to the M1: Blue, grey and in-between. x There is no me,’ says Amazon As the lanes go roaring on. ‘Rivalling the sky … Continue reading

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The blog of Grey Suit Editions UK

Enjoy the blog of Grey Suit Editions UK New reviews of several of our publications, descriptions of our books, extracts and more. Grey Suit Editions began as a video magazine in the 1990s. This featured avant-garde performance art, poetry and … Continue reading

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Governance and Polemic

William Burroughs once described himself as an antenna. The writing was conducted to the page by some apparatus that picked up what the air-waves carried his way. I find this notion relevant to my own practice. When I try to … Continue reading

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LOUSY LION

Had I been born in Germany in 1945, Had my mum been Marie-Antoinette, Had I been trapped, champing at the bit, Pulling Pharaoh’s chariot further into the flood. Had I been a Neanderthal or a dinosaur, I might have experienced … Continue reading

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South Dakota

Bikes asnort in Sturgis for these riders of the purple sage. Bikes like praying mantises. Vintage Harley Davidsons Cruising here through Rapid City, down from Portland, Maine, x To line-up tight on Main Street. Folks admire the horse-power Rearing each … Continue reading

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