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Blue Book Eight Poems Red Shuttleworth Eight poems from a recent Red Shuttleworth series composed in longhand in 28-year-old Drake University examination blue books are presented in a new chapbook, Blue Book, p...
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Mikhail Bulgakov Furious, devil-growl thunder to a threadbare east, cartoonish voices on crackle-patriotic television.... Kiev: May Day afternoon.  Your yellow-rose house casts a pale shadow for the drunk and fevered. They'...
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A Planet Constructed From Egg Cartons
My
face is split in two by the thunderbolt that cracks the silver moon of
the shaving mirror. A black hair makes a question mark on
the porcelain as two space ships land on the planet inside
my head. The surface of the planet is like an egg carton. I
know t...
My face is split in two by the thunderbolt that cracks the silver moon of the shaving mirror. A black hair makes a question mark on the porcelain as two space ships land on the planet inside my head. The surface of the planet...
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The Flea Market Clock
The
clock has a face the colour of buttermilk and the glass is coated in dust so thick I
could write my name in it. The
stall is owned by an old lady. She
looks like a broom wearing a housecoat. When
I get home I wipe the dust from the face. The
clock had l...
The clock has a face the colour of buttermilk and the glass is coated in dust so thick I could write my name in it. The stall is owned by an old lady. She looks like a broom wearing a housecoat. When I get home I w...
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Hastings
When
you revisit a place, say once every other year, the landmarks make some kind of
pattern and you feel a difference in the air and the water that makes the
streets built on the cliffs familiar although they could never be home. This is
a rebel town. It h...
When you revisit a place, say once every other year, the landmarks make some kind of pattern and you feel a difference in the air and the water that makes the streets built on the cliffs familiar although they could never be ...
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Reporting For Duty
He
looks at his watch every thirty seconds or so. He's
new around here although the tic at the corner of his mouth shows The
receptionist says 'sorry. I can't remember your name...' He
takes off his tie. 'Tucker'
he says. 'With a T'.  
He looks at his watch every thirty seconds or so. He's new around here although the tic at the corner of his mouth shows The receptionist says 'sorry. I can't remember your name...' He takes off his tie. 'Tucker' ...
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Election Reflection
A
rib-cage full of anxieties all
concentrating on
one sharp point that
targets the
heart. Difficult
to express all this with
an X in a box.
A rib-cage full of anxieties all concentrating on one sharp point that targets the heart. Difficult to express all this with an X in a box.
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Don't Panic
Don't
panic. Everything
that you need comes
to you in the end.
Don't panic. Everything that you need comes to you in the end.
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Drifter's Escape
In
the days before a whole generation became harnessed to the mobile phone my
parents bought me a portable black and white TV. There were three channels to
choose from and at least two of them closed down at midnight. Not
long after this a season of Clint E...
In the days before a whole generation became harnessed to the mobile phone my parents bought me a portable black and white TV. There were three channels to choose from and at least two of them closed down at midnight. Not...
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