My first chapbook is now published and is available to buy right now here at Lulu.com. It will also be available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble in about six to eight weeks time. An e-book version will appear too at some point (once I know what I’m doing).
This is something of a re-release of sorts. I wrote these poems back in 2001, and self-published them in a very short-lived run of about ten off the back of my home printer. I’m very proud of them. They were the first poems that I felt had a true and consistent voice of my own to them and I’m happy to see them in print properly as I’ve always wanted them to be.
It’s a short book, but I’m just getting started and there are larger books to come.
So, if you think this is something you might like, please buy a copy. Any support for what I do is appreciated more than you can know.
Below is a couple of poems from the book so you can get an idea of what it’s like.
Culture 01 – One
has a way with a baseball cap
even has child
present blood under radical conditions
kiss cheek earring hair throat necklace arm bicep tattoo
I speak sometimes
many boys not like married
there his stars
Family written and Armageddon
Culture 01 – Six
Kylie in a bath
shadow on a floor
woman’s forehead fighting the beast
Edie Falco in tigerskin
plenty of martial arts thrown in
that way survived a grimmer past
picture 15 year olds walking down the street
arty and ponderous
bring your wellies
the scale’s intense
Harry Potter weds
murder dead lovers with hotel soap