Migraine wash

Laois drug
intake, quiet bees
post-slowdown library map
in a rewind house on a leering path
between three blacks, fly spectator
hooking talk-ins
those, how, front, in happy discharge
bile, past

 

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Genevieve 1 & 2

Trinitarians danced sunlit broods war names
hermit worship cell’s genuflections
contemporaneous ‘Bligh’
in dog shops
skin-lands void
hijacker
Black Latin streets
Prophet’s State
cold screen French
Dissident ash
‘Where I Body’

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Asylum protein

Barabbas ideas
Kennedy’s wore patent leather shoes
The Hill is Mental
1,115,263 interned on Californian vineyards
Hidden embarrassments milked in bedded barricades
The golden idea – had no defects
It was the time for a cataclysm abyss
PTSD fall-out
Sunny July Seattle pilots
Absorbed Socialists, Freudians, Goths, food, bleach, chlorine
Pick inmates
Transvestite serial killer ate a vixen brigade
Unoccupied photos

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any 201

Breathless meat life
short songs
superfluous kind food nothing air
hell minutes heat
backwards saints behind hands
paving slab antiquity
one fashion shop
plants
ground tied free dogs
‘factory’
phone eats someone
Government flames
floating water

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Flat Earth Man

East December catwalk
call a bankrupted man
call the homeless men
helpless clothes leaking food downed in back welfare
inconsequential comrades limbs and loneliness cooker money
working an albino January in his magnificent garden
opioid ‘Australia to amazing!’
Mother-free Otzi death stick
prowling petrol-station scraper daybreak
voices alive in the excellent Suffolk.

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Lick

Good midnight’s burned
between free aesthetic
blue sure again and again
live towards On
average money video
kilometre brand clicks pace
Will
inconsiderate Veronica
of Veronica
keyhole wilts-away significant
tired friends
LP killed LP
received the end from Richard

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Defining the Mainstream

Interesting article here from Bree Jones on what’s ‘Mainstream Poetry’, what it isn’t, and why ‘Mainstream’ at all. You can visit Bree Jones at – https://breejonesiamaneditor.wordpress.com

Mad and Moonly

As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, The New Yorker and several other prominent literary publications typically print ‘mainstream’ poetry, however they never specify what mainstream poetry is. So, in true academic fashion I scoured the four corners of the Earth (Google) in search of clarity, or least a standard definition. Surprisingly, I discovered no such definition, prerequisites, or even attempt at defining the sub-genre. Instead I came across several examples of mainstream poetry, however these samples exclude the explicit basic requirements or attributes typically found in mainstream poetry.

The closest attempted I found was a blog post entitled The Poetry Mainstream written in 2011 by poet, Tim Love. Love offers several key distinctions between mainstream poets and ‘non-mainstreamers’ (avant-garde poets).

Here are a few characteristics, according to Tim Love:

  •  Subject Matter – Avant-garde poems are less likely to be anecdotal, about people, or about one thing. They may…

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Mark E Smith – The Fall

A big influence on my writing and music hero of mine, Mark E Smith (‘The Fall’), died yesterday aged 60, but I never saw them live. Could have, and could have met Mark personally in 2013, but didn’t, friend’s band were supporting them at a gig in Glasgow Scotland, and he put me on the guest list, invited me to the after-gig soiree, I couldn’t make it though. Too late now …..

 

 

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Mental Head

Queens believe, host Gods, open mental heads
Brilliant porcelain christening, new natives ate dove heart meat
‘Does-up mum’ captured, singers received trying to soothe her in the post-Dulwich restaurant, love the false ‘what’ reality, what exit feels it
I didn’t get tabled at Major Lorraine’s, see reminiscing happy celebrities in Monday form
Getting hands through laces, out into hours, onto silver how’s road, bad certainty road
Safe, her day petal looks look at the weak watersides, safe You
But get my journey gorgeous honey friend, horrendous lovely, lovely honey got me that catch-driven weekend
Time I in America, numbering my living journeys, obstacles and years of telephone
Resolution revolution

 

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Supermarket whale meat

Cash sick James Bond nameless man
Flat-path woman enforced, hill-walking stick distract, unused upper-lip wax coupon
Protesting at cars, of a mountain, praised legitimate meek
Her sinless son laughed, uninvited Cleaners were also mothers
These materialist sights
She was a yesterday repeat, conversation one was self, and hate, and hate for his small dog
I aged away in a cheap hat
Him in the middle of thirty, low down in eleven years of metal fatigue, to Manchester-upon-The Irish Sea
All our Futures
Snow

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