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Posts from the ‘Poetry’ Category

South East London Art Rooms Speakeasy

I was part of the inaugural Speakeasy at the SELAR. Here's an edited version of that night.

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Redaction of Iain Duncan Smith’s 2013 Conservative Party conference speech. Or Red/action.

A Poem
Cap family Stop immigrat tism
Cutting schools hospitals hard values heart
intents George cut stop And this we all others They
is is pursued people collapsed people’s
reductions, welfare
you welf welf welf welfare.
king sickness people’s lives.
fare deducted culture
our benefit
our back
our people
our Our
our sickness and disability
our relentless march.
Our purpose trust.
easy stuck task.
Our simple heart ensure always pays.
the system.
because only they
speak for themselves:

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Lovely, Dark and Deep

I broke the duck and feathered my cap with this. I stood in front of some people and said these things and I think it all went swimmingly. Their various noises didn't betray their thoughts so it was hard to tell really. Not sure what else to say but maybe this from Cryptoforests "Psychologically the forest has always been an upsetting force, a place of oppressing loneliness and deep silence, a territory of unspeakable dangers and dark secrets; it is where the witches live and the outlaws hide and where, following Joseph Conrad, an implacable force broods over inscrutable intentions."

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