Poetry International has just published a few of my poems. It includes the following five poems from This Carting Life:
“Cape Town, Jerusalem”
“In Moscow with Mandelstam”
“Kingdom of Rain”
“Reading Heaney’s ‘Nerthus’”
It also contains “Kingdom of Rats“, previously unpublished.
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Very good work.
Thanks Renegade Eye.
You’ll be glad to hear that – after revisting your Kingdom of Rats this morning – I’ve taken up smoking again, after a two-day stop. My addiction, honed by your poetic account of inevitable demise, proved stronger than the symbolic potence of Leap Day.
That poem drove you to smoke!? As an encouraging smoker, I take that as a compliment.
I’m gonna go over and print them, and have me a nice ride in the Metro on my way home. Best…
I rather like Kingdom of Rats. Can you point me to somewhere that you explore your use of/affinity for the Epic form?
Very good work by the way.
By the way I am not in any way related to you.
Thanks Rich. I haven’t really thought about why I like the long poem in any deliberate way. Frustrated novelist, maybe? Filmmaker? Perhaps because I feel the short poem is partly to blame for the popular sense that poetry is a flighty past time.
Oh, I saw my son recently – he seems to be getting along in the new job, although I believe its office culture is not quite to his liking. Something to do with limits to the reach of the Enlightenment.
Poets – flighty? Heaven forfend!
I agree that unicycling across a landscape is sometimes a nobler endeavour than hopping on a low cost airline but neither looks good wearing a bear suit.
Your son is alive and well and living without enightenment….
And so to draw the threads together….
didn’t care for Mimosa
but he should’ve been fussed
about all that lens dust.
PS Did you know Einstein wrote a poem about him – yes really…
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