One Blue Day

what I write.
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The very talented Suzannah Showler’s debut collection nearly took my head off with its intelligence and memorability." The sky’s an homage to planned obsolescence.
It’s rocking a case of feature creep, clouds

like drool blooms filling a pillow faster
than you can say: Careful or your face

might get stuck that way. This cloud leans in
like an unfinished limb activating a bus door.”
Read More: http://www.randomhouse.ca/hazlitt/poetry/good-thing

The very talented Suzannah Showler’s debut collection nearly took my head off with its intelligence and memorability.

" The sky’s an homage to planned obsolescence.

It’s rocking a case of feature creep, clouds

like drool blooms filling a pillow faster

than you can say: Careful or your face

might get stuck that way. This cloud leans in

like an unfinished limb activating a bus door.”


Read More: http://www.randomhouse.ca/hazlitt/poetry/good-thing

"Time keeps its watch upon your pulse;your pulse may keep a watch on time,
so let this be upon your wrist:
hold up, against its perfect rhyme,that which is slant, and off, and else.”

"Time keeps its watch upon your pulse;
your pulse may keep a watch on time,

so let this be upon your wrist:

hold up, against its perfect rhyme,
that which is slant, and off, and else.”

Re-reading this book. So good.

Re-reading this book. So good.


John Keats, 1819 Charles Brown

John Keats, 1819 
Charles Brown

(Source: sebastian-flyte)

I just returned from a wonderful week in London. I was there to accept an award from Magma poetry magazine and to give a reading at John Keats’ house. 

I just returned from a wonderful week in London. I was there to accept an award from Magma poetry magazine and to give a reading at John Keats’ house. 

One of the most fascinating books of poetry I’ve read in the last few years.

One of the most fascinating books of poetry I’ve read in the last few years.

Dani Couture, from Sweet(Pedlar Press, 2010).

Dani Couture, from Sweet(Pedlar Press, 2010).

Photo of a Family Vacation [1967] - Contemporary Verse 2 (CV2)

I have two poems out in the current issue of Contemporary Verse 2. Very honoured to be included alongside Carmine Starnino (check out the great interview with him) Tim Bowling and George Elliott Clarke.