Poetry

Hatcham Social takeover: two poems by Crocodiles

~ HS: “Crocodiles are one of our favourite bands. We went on tour with them earlier in the year – and our David plays with them too. Here are poems by the two members.”   ~ 6 Train Love Story   He lays across the plastic like the curl of a fetid wave, puffed fingers,...
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Hatcham Social takeover: David Claxton poem

DC: “I wrote this poem on Saturday the 14th November as a reaction to what had happened the day before. It didn’t happen to me, but obviously many of us feel various things when shocking events happen so close to people that we know and love. And it isn’t that I don’t care about all of...
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Hatcham Social takeover: ‘Referrals and Letters’

~ HS: “Amy Studt is one of the most talented and sublime singers and songwriters. She has been on top of the pops, had a number one in America and has written probably the most beautiful, strange and intelligent records you will ever hear ­­ – when you get to hear it. Amy sang backing vocals...
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Hatcham Social takeover: Chris Petrie

~ HS: “Chris is a very focused writer and these poems show a real attention to detail. I was really pleased when she said she could give us some poetry. I think she shows a real timeless poetic understanding, but she writes with a contemporary voice. Here are two of her poems.”    The Siliconcoated Tent...
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‘Edge Rows’

~ Cardinal Cox has been writing and publishing poetry in the small press for over 25 years.   He has worked as poet-in-residence of a local cemetery and in the civil service. His poetry performances are legendary in and around his fenland base. He has contributed to a series of Lovecraftian pamphlets, including Codex Lilith (2014), the 99th in the series,...
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The poet who refuses to fit in

~ Cambridge-based JH Prynne doesn’t give interviews, doesn’t do readings and only publishes through small press companies. Yet he has been described as the UK’s greatest living poet.   It could be argued that JH Prynne fights against any sort of mainstream or conventional aspects to his literary career. The Cambridge-based poet does not...
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