Category Archives: xenochronicity

Quick notes on editing ‘New Boots’

(Eek, it’s been a while since I posted here! Still struggling with the unresolvable first section of my Mexican post, with the actual intro for New Boots and Pantisocracies just gone to the publisher, this is a few notes I … Continue reading

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Ten Days a Week

Sometimes you can observe precisely the realm that you are locked out of by the glacial grind of employment, and the willing juggling act that domesticity must add, plus, if you have the creative failing, that other pattern that the … Continue reading

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Whose English Is It Anyway?

(This is a very overdue reposting of a poem commissioned for The Verb as part of the BBC’s 2014 Freethinking Festival. The delay, apart from the usual reluctance to appear to be self-publishing anything beyond the lightest or most spontaneous … Continue reading

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Dehydrating the Narrative

I think of my seven/fourteen tweet pieces and those of my colleagues in Chimera Group such as George Szirtes or James Knight, or the tweet series of Jeff Noon, or his group Echovirus12, not so much as prose poems as … Continue reading

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Daft Globe: Syd Barrett and Dark Whimsy

(I’ve been vaguely attempting to push on with my next post about Leonora Carrington, which focuses on Mexico City, but in fact have been obsessing about Syd Barrett instead. Somehow, not only are these two subjects related, but Barrett seems … Continue reading

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Carry On, Leonora: 5

This summer I went to Liverpool to see the large Carrington show in the Tate. I stayed, as is my wont, in a mid-range hotel, part of a chain so, wherever you go, the rooms and the menus are much … Continue reading

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Carry On, Leonora: 4

(This penultimate section is by way of illustrative digression, tying two bits of what I think of as under-acknowledged Britishness together. Especially as those ideas our lords-with-no-sense-of-timing and self-serving masters declare as ‘British’ are tearing us apart in a singularly … Continue reading

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