An address to some cheesy chips a girl is eating in a kebab shop who probably wants me to leave her alone.
A first-'person' narrative poem, told from the perspective of God on the opening phrase of the New Testament; 'In the beginning there was the word'. Heavily influenced by T.S. Eliot's 'The Waste Land', as it is a pastiche written by the character Chris, an embodiment of the aforementioned poem
A ballad-esque protest song inspired by Bob Dylan on the subject of the 1969 Stonewall riots.
a poem about a cigarette, spoken in the time taken to smoke one.
A pastiche of the wonderfully beautiful poem, 'Having a Coke with You' by Frank O'Hara. I am attempting to explore the Unheimlich feeling of Hara's philosophy of poetry being about a conversation between two people. Consequently, this poem disrupts the conversation into that of a monologue of a suicidal speaker. Displaying that of ego-death or the dissolution of self. However, not in the Freudian/Jungian sense, instead a late-capitalist/postmodern. Thus, attempting to ascribe a poetic connection between Mark Fisher's Capitalist Realism concept and the current mental health crisis.
A poem written whilst in the Marsden moors near the location known as Easter Gate.
A narrative poem which details the story if our star-crossed lovers survived and were not quite that star-crossed.