Thursday, 16 June 2016

from '£/€xtinctions'

 
‘€ (draft)'


"Mankind has obviously reached the end of something. The crisis is absolute."
- C. L. R James




                                         morning / proselytise tragedy
                                         
, helicopters & border patrols /
                                                                                     crumbling acres, enforcement
                                                                                     newsbait & sympathy [[  tuning
                                                                                     fork for national psyches, the arbiter

                                                                                     of action is the violator
                                                                                     // orchestrates criminal, good
                                                                 barbed calais
                                                 barbed marsham street
                                                                           fictions future divisions of labour
                                                                           detention & the law, future war &
                                                                           stablisations, future citizens abide
                            official divisions & affects, you
                            powerless & democratic :: rings
                            capital parliament to bae
                                                                  to drones to lands unlike / white labour pyramid
                                                                  & their need for the movement of our migrated limbs












                                                         the negation of england as island
                                                         , colonial geography in-itself #
                                                                                  ocean as fiction, litter
                                                                        & rigs,
                                                                                  fearstats, tear gas strung rail
                                                                                  -lines, surround’d england,


                                // threat level remains severe :: the ocean
                                , the desert
                                                 terrors: neo
                                                 fract retaliate
                                                                     threading / episteme the
                                                                     fundamental unknowable, new
                                     dronestrikes & oils ,
                                     necrocommon & exports
                                     militarised, breed’d
                                     wealth & destructN \\ keep the object-human
                                                                        fleeing out
                                                 of nations, hunger, repeat orders, strike
                                                 derelict, extinctions built for this world



 





                                       mourner’s europe
a]

                                                               would flee its republics, totalities
                                                               , police fixtures & armament norms
                                                                                        & guards precarious,
                                                                                        howls hours & raids,

         for your protection
        
]] cultural decades
         assimilar like muslim like radcliffe lines / infrastruct
                                              division mutually breeched,

                                                                                             ../ secures mythic free
                                                                                             / alertsong in
                                                                                             print / neofash europe
                                                clearings /
                           enlightened a
                                                subject in which we
                         could not exist

                                                , bonds owed
                                                                     / alarmphones,, swallows med.

                           

                                                                                             of future workforces
                                                                                             future stoppage & revolt, the  
                           knowledge & memory of failures historical
                           in the consciousness of seeking refuge



 








                              ))
paint stain / trace scissorcut
                      black on fabric black fridays optical

                                                                             walk w/ wirecutters
                                                                             for composition / survive
                                       read :: the sea as deletion
                                                                             of the fortress that it
                                                                             washes against. national
                                                                             fantasy border / force [[

                                     temp news gallery , prime
                                     drone kiss
                                                     ~ erode dover chalk

                                                               the erection of steel they
                                                               believe can remain stable
                                                               against the necessities of movement.

                           urban gulls, friends yur
                           & scavengers
                                                / owners europe
                                                will miss us.

 
                                                               feed your concept nation
                                                               / shred office/r , as
                                                               donations matched by corps






                                                      chills  « rivercurve
                                                                                    ,,
                                                      of the neighbourhood after
                                                      bred ships {# then lux
                                                      to financial
                                                                        » mort wharf adjunct 'cross water


                threaded glass by vine &
                crash & decimate
                                               , the landgrass raising over dockyard & head,
                                               where materiality failed
                process rendered back into soil,
                                               brief trees, carbons & nitrates, keep
                                               the mist & the peace of it, the
                                                                                             sediment of all
                                                                                             hands & wood
                                                                                             & steel & the
                                                                                             girders history
                                                                     's fabric in flesh
                                                                     plunder & modern / atrocity / glass trash.

                                  by the mud, green landroll [& our
                                  suitcase held vivid;

                                               hygiene ecological. / thamesfog the city delete



 

Thursday, 31 March 2016

from 'extinctionsEUR' (from Datableed 3)

Originally published in Datableed issue 3. with thanks to Nell & Juha.



Monday, 4 January 2016

Thursday, 5 November 2015

[of sirens / body & faultlines] second edition / readings: Small Publishers Fair, Brighton with M. NourbeSe Philip


The second, hi-fi edition of '[of sirens / body & faultlines]' is due imminently from Veer Books ! Veer are doing a pirate, limited edition of the zine/pamphlet, which will have all of the grainy detail that was missed from the sociopathetic distro edition (due to practically-obsolete reproduction methods).

the book will be available at the Small Publishers Fair, from myself, and via http://www.veerbooks.com/

as I said about the first edition - the pamphlet corresponds with 'radio / threat'. it was mostly written between summer 2014 and spring 2015 (with a few exceptions). trying to excavate and map sensations, discordances, the transformations of police reality and capital / canary wharf lookouts, moments of rupture in the locale of New Cross / Deptford in South London and beyond, of collectivity and protest, of what we are now calling radical transfeminism, of the constellations of violence that pivot around a government department known as the Home Office between the future and over 200 years before it was founded, of vague histories need to be reclaimed and understood in the sense of understanding as a necessary synonym of decolonialisation.

I'll be doing a handful of readings over the next month or so, in London, Brighton, London (New Cross), London again, Cambridge, Sussex Uni and Cardiff - ie, everywhere that I've spent most of my life. Readings at the Small Publishers Fair on Saturday 7th, and at Hi Zero in Brighton on Thursday 12th - with M. NourbeSe Philip (!!!) detailed below.


Saturday 7th November
Small Publishers Fair

Veer Books reading: with David Ashford (launching Orcs!!!), Eleanor Perry (launching VENUSBERG) and Nat Raha (launching '[of Sirens / body & faultlines]')

Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL.
5pm, free.
venue is wheelchair accessible.

further details at http://smallpublishersfair.co.uk/


Thursday 12th November
Hi Zero, Brighton


Extra special Hi Zero with M. NourbeSe Philip & myself reading.

The Open House, 146 Springfield Road, Brighton BN1 6BZ (next to London Road, Brighton station)
7.30pm, ?£4. 
nb. the venue where the reading is being held is not wheelchair accessible, and is up a flight of stairs.

more details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1517468768566601/

Sunday, 25 October 2015

reading this Tuesday - Cryptonight !

My readings sidebar has been updated - including the launch of the 2nd edition of '[of sirens / body & faultlines]' at the small publishers fair, and readings in Brighton and at the University of Sussex, Cambridge and Cardiff, i.e. everywhere else I've lived. The season of things beings with this:

 

Tuesday 27th October
CRYPTONIGHT! Cryptozoology Expanded Book Launch

A poetry and performance event marking the launch of CRYPTOZOOLOGY by Tom Bamford (Veer, 2015). Presented by Tom Bamford and Steve Willey. With performances/readings from Jacob V Joyce, Eleanor Perry, Nat Raha, Linus Slug, Zia X and music from Ed Shipsey

Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AE.
7pm, £3 suggested donation.
nb. venue is not wheelchair accessible.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1616238891970493/

Monday, 21 September 2015

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

SoundEye and new pamphlet - [of sirens / body & faultlines]


recent pamphlet/zine '[of sirens / body & faultlines]' is now available as a pdf - click here to download it. physical copies also available at readings and through me.

the pamphlet corresponds with 'radio / threat'. it was mostly written between summer 2014 and spring 2015 (with a few exceptions). trying to excavate and map sensations, discordances, the transformations of police reality and capital / canary wharf lookouts, moments of rupture in the locale of New Cross / Deptford in South London and beyond, of collectivity and protest, of what we are now calling radical transfeminism, of the constellations of violence that pivot around a government department known as the Home Office between the future and over 200 years before it was founded, of vague histories need to be reclaimed and understood in the sense of understanding as a necessary synonym of decolonialisation.

I'm working on the next sequence, that takes forward some of this further - there's limits of what this pamphlet achieves which have become evident while sitting on my floor photocopying it and reading from it extensively since April. I'm not sure where it will go but it must necessarily be more taxing to produce than sirens was.

* * *

I'll be reading at the SoundEye international festival of the arts this weekend, in Cork, Ireland, taking place at The Guest House, Chapel Street, Shandon, Cork. Super excited to return, as reading there in 2010 was a fairly pivotal moment in my relationship to poetry. A full timetable and list of readers is here.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

[from an untitled sequence]

                                escalate [£¤fibres shook toned in
                                               -auguration of decimate
                                                                                    future nightmares for the poor
                                                                                    : of the form blasted / fracture
                                                                                    physicality fishhooked work/
                                                                                    day & its
                                                                                    opposite, grip muscular / teeth
                                                                                    tearing into heads, bleach
                                                   our governing suitors
                                                   executions & their savaging commonplace /
                                                   sick in the daily dreamt &
                                                                                           organised deletion
                                                in swing / thought infect &
                                                          rose each image child
                                                   general purged  §∆ consciousness,,
                                                   all rhetoric / outrage will be eclipsed
                                                   by the immediacy of five years sociomaterial violence
                                 [¿ react acid of black blood
                                                                           & bones private diets
                                 taxcuff bedrooms securitised
                                 / percentile market untapped

 
                                                          all future chasms &
                                                                                        scripture (( the
                                                          tower of london / archaic
                                                          corpse automation / office sense
                                                          re-enactments for the present
                                                          \\ of our extrication, street & future fetters
                                                                                        / alchemic bliss out futures trade
                                                                                        based for skin sung as liberal no
                                                                                        life or starve opt

                            // our idea of possibility negative until
                            its encounter & latency extended to
                            every hour housed slumish
             in the gut
                            of hunger & desperation ,,
 

                                                                       throatfumes advocate
                                                                       of the epoch
                                                                       warfare &
                                                                       street cleansing
                                       // set our rentscares
                                       & every figuration of barricades \
                                                                                            frackture debt claim the
                                                                                            setting of clocks naming
                                                                                            each day & night
                                                                                            aspects \\ bx14 ldn screaming
                                       6.31pm craned babylon glistening
                                       corpse & working week glassed
                                                                                        life chute
                                       dreaming us deadwork or flayed
                                                                                         , disinvested what they
                                                                                   repeat commissions &
                                                                                   circuits, newsprint, executioners, riot vans
                                                                                   , absolute heist
 
                                                                                  [may 2015]