Sunday 27 February 2011


From the Cutlery press(KFS): An anthology of 18-word poems by:

Richard Barrett
Mark Cobley
Emily Critchley
Alex Davies
Stephen Emmerson
Alison Faulds
S J Fowler
Susana Gardner
Harry Godwin
Christine Hamm
Jeff Hilson
Emily Howard
Simon Howard
Peter Hughes
Tom Jenks
Linus Slug
Maria Teutsch
Tom Watts

It was Mark Cobley's idea. My sequence is called Argon & the colourful - I used a typewriter & scannd the results in. I have no idea what it looks like in the book, but I hope it's green.

I've also provided a niner sequence for something, possible angel exhaust - i don't know, details are sketchy, but I used the typewriter for them too. It's refreshing using a different type of keyboard, & it makes each word definite, harder to erase.

Another note - I'll soon be sending off my Dusie Toad sequence from the willows-inspired poems. It's now called TOAD-WHOOPS, & I'm happier with it than I am with the two above sequences. It's been revised & revised & here is a clip:


a traffic cone perched rakishly over
mustard green trousers
              slumped in the shower
in his best Al-Qaeda approved garb
but it was fun
      & fast with some tiny squealy bucks
I like your curtain rail…
    But I must say I remember some
bizarre conversation LOL from acorns

Wednesday 26 January 2011

& I'm 18 that's why my hands are shaking

Saturday 23 October 2010

Sunday 15 August 2010

Tuesday 20 July 2010



Brown & small & grave & round &

he saw he was approaching

a big dark hole in the bank

with neat ears & silky hair

it was another Rat!

Monday 19 July 2010



two fields off a chauffeur:

sitting sprang scrambling & gassing

Toad again & assing heedless

he sighed

     & blew

the delicate                       curve