Thursday, 26 February 2009

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Bird bird

Landfill Press has published and dispatched Bird bird! It's unusual for a Landfill chapbook in that it's been printed landscape - to accommodate the shape of the poems (see below). Otherwise it retains the elegant simplicity of the press's signature design. So three cheers for Jeremy Noel-Tod! My copies arrived late last week along with two other new titles, Simon Smith's Browning Variations and Chris McCabe's The Borrowed Notebook. I'm not sure whether they're available yet from the Landfill site but I'm onto it.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

forty-first assart


& so on what a waste its typical
o open field & me
not turning no way I was
on the floor
I just go up & down
because my neighbour said
& with this hedgeboat I'll thee wed.
Once I was a land girl now I didn’t open
on my medieval holiday
I'm just a hundred percent town.
Fine fine for the hoar thorn but
your neighbour is a violet copper & a spar.
She have or she haven't gone too far.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Monday, 2 February 2009