Monthly Archives: June 2014

Meat My Prince – a Cut-Out Poem

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On Coronation Street

A moment of closed-book recall. Possibly 2007, Roy Cropper (David Neilson) is on the payphone in his café, Roy’s Rolls. He complains, to whoever’s passing – Hayley most likely – that he’s been put on hold. ‘Vivaldi’s Four Seasons,’ he … Continue reading

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Cassandra – a Cut-Out Folk Song

When I came downstairs this morning I noticed yesterday’s poem had done its own little overnight wriggle, like bits were trying to creep back to re-join their original wordy neighbourhoods. Around the edges of the paper I looked again at the … Continue reading

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Mythology of the English – a Cut-Out Poem

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A Picture at Auction, for Rett Syndrome

A portrait client of mine* asked if I’d donate a piece for auction at the 2014 Reverse Festival – a Nottinghamshire-based (UK) event helping to raise much-needed funds for research into Rett Syndrome. Here’s the one-off print submitted, a piece worked from … Continue reading

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Miss Something – a Cut-Out Poem

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Found Hymn

In the bundle from ’86 is a lyrical oddball I keep coming back to, and only last night before bed did I hear in it the low grumble of perverseness that makes for hymnodic delivery. The humming of graphic absurdities: … Continue reading

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