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.

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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]