poetry

2021

escher poetry [ W (i) (ii) ]

2020

escher poetry [Q]  [R]  [ S (i) (ii) ]  [ T (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) ]  [U]  [V]

2019

beijing distractions E00;  E8C;  E09;  8DB; dog days on hearing of the death of the grand duke’s dad

2018

chant of the tory brexiteers  escher poetry  [H]  [I]  [ J (i) (ii) (iii) ]  [K]  [ L (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) ]  [ M (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) ]  [N]  [ O (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) ]  [ P (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) ] honey bee [ G (ix) ]

2017

escher poetry  [E]  [F]  [G]  they don’t

2016

escher poetry [ A (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) [B]  [C]  [D]  honey bee  [M]  [N]  water  brexit

2015

honey bee [ I (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) ] [J] [ K (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) (x) (xi) (xii) (xiii) (xiv) (xv) ] [ L (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) ]

2014

honey bee [C] [D] [ E (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) ] [F] [ G (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) ] [H] kippers (the provisional) X [D] [E] [F] [G] water untitled untitled

2013

beijing tourist snaps E00; E8C; E09; 8DB; E94; ȄD; E03; ȄB; E5D; ᓝE00; ᓝE8C; ᓝE09; ᓝ8DB; ᓝE94; ᓝȄD; ᓝE03; honey bee [A] [B] (the provisional) X [A] [B] [C]

2012

a fundamentalist treatise on the origin of species plein [Q] [R] [ S (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) ] [ T (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) ] [U] [ V (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) ] [ W (i) (ii) (iii) ] [X] [ Y (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) (x) ] [Z]

2011

20 questions (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) (x) angst cycle (iii) [d] [ e (i) (ii) (iii) ] [ f (i) (ii) (iii) ] [ g (i) (ii) ] [h] [i] [ j (i) (ii) (iii) ] [ k (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) ] angst cycle (iv) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) glance plein [ A (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) ] [ B (i) (ii) ] [ C (i) (ii) ] [D] [ E (i) (ii) (iii) ] [ F (i) (ii) ] [ G (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) ] [ H (i) (ii) ] [I] [ J (i) (ii) ] [K] [L] [M] [ N (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) ] [O] [P] so rare so rare swineshead (vi) unheard her to bound going out hot light all european now the fact of the uncrossable stuck to the ticker was that the one wild justice (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) 4D1

2010

angst cycle (iii) introduction [A] [B] [C] [ D (i) (ii) ] [ E (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) ] [ F (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) ] [ G (i) (ii) (iii) ] [ H (i) (ii) ] [ I (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) (x) (xi) (xii) (xiii) (xiv) (xv) ] [ J (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) ] [K] [ L (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) ] [M] [ N (i) (ii) (iii) (iii) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) (x) (xi) (xii) (xiii) (xiv) (xv) (xvi) ] [ O (i) (ii) ] [ P (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) ] [Q] [R] [S] [ T (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) (x) (xi) (xii) (xiii) (xiv) (xv) (xvi) (xvii) ] [U] [ V (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) ] [ W (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) ] [ X (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) ] [ Y (i) (ii) ] [ Z (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) (x) (xi) (xii) (xiii) (xiv) ] [ α (i) (ii) ] [ β (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) ] [γ] [ δ (i) (ii) (iii) ] [ ε (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) ] [ ζ (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) (x) (xi) (xii) (xiii) (xiv) (xv) (xvi) (xvii) (xviii) (xix) ] [ η (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) ] [ θ (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) ] [ι] [ κ (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) (x) ] [λ] [ μ (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) (x) ] [ν] [ ξ (i) (ii) (iii) ] [ο] [ π (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) ] [ρ] [ σ (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) (x) (xi) (xii) (xiii) ] [ τ (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) ] [ υ (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) ] [φ] [χ] [ ψ (i) (ii) ] [ ω (i) (ii) (iii) ] [ ƚ (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) (x) (xi) ] [ ƛ (i) (ii) ] [ Ɯ (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) (x) (xi) (xii) (xiii) (xiv) (xv) (xvi) (xvii) (xviii) ] [ Ɲ (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) ] [ ƞ (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) ] [Ɵ] [ Ơ (i) (ii) (iii) ] [ơ] [Ƣ] [ƣ] [ Ƥ (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) ] [ƥ] [ Ʀ (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) (x) (xi) ] [ Ƨ (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) ] [ ƨ (i) (ii) (iii) ] [ Ʃ (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) ] [ƪ] [ ƫ (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) ] [ Ƭ (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) ] [ƭ] [Ʈ] [ Ư (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) ] [ ư (i) (ii) (iii) ] [Ʊ] [Ʋ] [ Ƴ (i) (ii) (iii) ] [ ƴ (i) (ii) ] [ Ƶ (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) ] [ƶ] [Ʒ] [Ƹ] [ ƹ (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) ] [ ƺ (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) ] [ƻ] [ Ƽ (i) (ii) (iii) ] [ ƽ (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) ] [ƾ] [ ƿ (i) (ii) (iii) ] [ ǀ (i) (ii) ] [ ǁ (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) ] [ǂ] [ǃ] [ DŽ (i) (ii) (iii) ] [Dž] [ dž (i) (ii) ] [LJ] [Lj] [ lj (i) (ii) (iii) ] [NJ] [ Nj (i) (ii) (iii) ] [a] [ b (i) (ii) ] [ c (i) (ii) ] big town blues (xiii) hunting dog  not got the nous  broadstream radio talk  so i should  decide to build a block big town blues (xiv) image: published it was the same old promenade  musique sans musique shocking douche fresh wave the caterpillars high sherbet headache rafia wind big town blues (xv) contrails café noir français the pseudo lives six a lighthouse in video a girl praying property monochrome and wasp big town blues (xvi) an automatic descent le soleil libre a trawler und liebden gaten news story with translation rêve break big town blues (xvii) sargasso stamping clatter hier des mondes we poison we all poison the face café matin big town blues (xviii) had a bad night contained by the wrong jus de wu cold air wet hair mild hurt come out into the cold sun a large room after the funeral big town blues (xix) it seems the swag rattus frankenstein caffeine overlase tiredness magnets untouched she speeds past the wind big town blues (xx) come low common sounds green on green ugly laugh saint pancras heading out big town blues (xxi) aftershock drunk no drink engineer no djinn five skeletal march brass band the rasp A-B-C sixty seven big town blues (xxii) out shortsighted foul guilt (i) foul guilt (ii) parijs college kid cold day moment dublin election (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) an engineering rush (iii) (i) (ii) (iii) an engineering rush (iv) (i) (ii) (iii) an engineering rush (v) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) an engineering rush (vi) (i) (ii) an engineering rush (vii) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) macclesfield too macport (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) slow life an unimpressive meeting the word the world [ A (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) ] [ B (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) ] 3E7

2009

antwerp burble armchair firefighting (x)  (xi)  (xii) big town blues (i) image: published that was this morning  my grey is a coat  bikini hotel  up the kriek  denk zul  small empire of life  lobby watch  that is you luxembourgers’ fault big town blues (ii) degraded stress  since the day is wasted  the conversatiee  veer horizon  pupate  sea picture  it’s process  the vibrate big town blues (iii) cross tension  at the delicious life  being the smog  leek & stilton  use of weapons  big city blues  smog coda  it’s in the write big town blues (iv) la voiture didn’t care image: French was habe ich  four years  exercised  small barrier  box tick  just a leak  le fin big town blues (v) 1983  vingt cinq ans  e la fotocamera  the tailoring  summer blue  routemaster  the rigging  the house big town blues (vi) high stream  normally false  dead leaf brown  stone rush  distant band  as sid said  a warning shade  air a water bright big town blues (vii) just a slice  technology of choice  no not belief  our rounded city  honourable mrs council official  rain rain  drunks  chum like big town blues (viii) image: published himbeeren  cat gut  objectivity’s a myth  burning  the competition  cast  no refreshment  coda big town blues (ix) image: published darkening  köln  incident  image hunt  pinocchio’s nose  two old buddies  rich jacket  coda coda big town blues (x) shiva mary’s son  my beautiful turbulence  crashed this guy  slur belief  carried from the bar  measure their pond  shellsuited  above big town blues (xi) image: published number number  —wenty t—  beloved  more  conflicted  and confer the same bad  remeasure their pond  do you wanna dance big town blues (xii) je vais la vie  airport  bucket  hail  low city of decline  morose  desolée  strangers’ pavement big town blues (xiii) kick le foot off  over the clouds  brushing the homeland the breeze of breath  bright green the lights of the …  built  did you help  drowse the drawn like  the fame do the local  footsteps the hand of taste image: uses powerful language happened  i’d stood 30 mins  ierland is geen belgië (iii)  (iv) in politic (i)  (ii)  (iii) on aghast  sample  sore did  the positive pompous  the prevarication of flowers  skelet centraal  sneak like the image: uses powerful language than the sun rises  tomorrow tonight  water the brick the brick the pattern brick who’s the heron 2B2

2008

21 st century mechanical  95  all hands (i)  (ii)  (iii) angst cycle (ii) beer & poetry  white the train  i am the air  not ten  such fur to stroke  no  cliché  i am hit  it’s not an alien axe  i’ve seen denied  if i pounce these  so  tail up image: uses powerful language argument, after  armchair firefighting (i)  (ii)  (iii)  (iv)  (v)  (vi)  (vii)  (viii)  (ix)  (x)  (xi)  (xii) burton  la chanson du singe  citroën ds  collective nouns (i)  (ii) cramps  dog & sand  dog sample daze  Empty land  een engelsman in ierland image: Dutch europe image: Dutch excuse me image: uses powerful language (fallen)  fallons  finse (i)  (ii)  (iii)  (iv)  (v)  (vi) gwynedd on  ierland is geen belgië (i)  (ii) ignoring the …  intention and the window glass  lege land image: translation looking the jungle foliage  mechelen shine  my father was a ufo  no pit is not no clay  small lives you just don’t expect  the dead cat blues  meet the kitties stole  succes  talen  talking beer  watch the water  waterford fronts  weekend  wing mirror

2007

and then there’s the mediocre mouths  Animal Magnetism  autumn  bremen (i)  (ii)  (iii) image: uses powerful language (iv) dragons  fora  generational  Higg’s Boson  ICE  instead of Shakespeare image: uses powerful language mechelen sound  scene restaurant wall  satoriial  Sprache image: German swan  ten

2006

1.1.6  advocate  antwerp (ii) schelde foot tunnel  tram lines  new city  so many bars  talking poetry  for pete’s sake image: uses powerful language antwerp (iii) antwerp (iv) 1  2 beans  bug cracked  C++ 1  2  3  4  5  6  7 cathedral level court caught  the deep crash remains  demo  dye–de–ho  if she dresses  –ine  luxembourg (i)  (ii) mechelen shoot paper the daily mail  the daily express  the sun  the times  the daily telegraph  the guardian  the independent player 1  2  3 this ‘bright’ life 

2005

5.5.5  7 ak  na  co  qi  2  ux afterword  antwerp (i) 0 1 2 image: uses powerful language 3 4 balance still accelerando  & beer &  broken the night across  chuff or that’s why the fragging counterstrike  church is dangerous vital  clip monopoly image: published confidence began  dim him an ignore  drawn  e  from Sappho image: a translation published Galveston tonight  grand  lines stride yellow  Little Willie (recast)  Lord Protector (i)  (ii) movie stamp & splash akin  peered  toll rain tell  puzzle so  red  tension nitro ego image: published upset  Why The Black Background?  you beautiful cascade

2004

A14 image: uses powerful language the A rush r (ii)  r (i)  o  h  e  d  c  a angle  christmas card poem  The Clarion Papers  bigot reinforcement image: uses powerful language cold pity  an engineering rush (ii) jumbo crash  time  defect  less  immensities  paper  rewind  light  here  quanta  humanic  the A rush english garden  entangled  Epigrams On Fear  On Politics fifty year guess  final tv big image: published flock state Ċb; echo echo  create new killer our fear  strike pale  epigram on the USA  kinder image: uses powerful language military  fifth say  victory impossible  and on the ninth day… image: uses powerful language oh there image: uses powerful language food studio  i’m a gorgonzola  in the name of  look rich apple grows  lou reed  rile  seeking integrity  tin rush image: published po  ba  fi  vo  pp  ti  fu image: uses powerful language ni  ag  av  ee  hu  ei  xu To Let Too  uncivil law 53 watch the desire of love to exist  the washer machine broke  Water Cold War We Drunken Here image: a translation

2003

8.11.3  a then  bacon  be infinity  Before The Bush War  The Cause Of War  The Clarion little diddems  Scared Of Spiders core image: uses powerful language dead write  discard image: published 1  2  3  4 image: uses powerful language 5  6  7  8 Dog Sound  early winter rose image: uses powerful language easter sunday image: published england corrupted image: uses powerful language Epigrams On San Francisco  On The West fuddle image: uses powerful language Fugues More Fugues  Pop Fugues garden Ċb;   ghost Ċb;   glist image: published 1  2 image: uses powerful language 3  4 her ran  i am perfect its the universes fault  intelligence still booting  Instructions For A Common Ceremony  Namings America Ċb;   Bedford  Cambridge  Catford  Keighley  Manchester  Milton Keynes  Norfolk  Sandy nation six dog image: uses powerful language northumberland Ċb;   oh dear what a pity there there  On The Sonnet  Poetry pah!  early a Reply  remembering the das image: uses powerful language server room Ċb;   scratby  shrines image: published still biting  To Let Ċb;   uncivil law introduction  bailiff  criminal  smirk  wrong when the morons declared war image: uses powerful language when the trains first came  workahol

2002

bathroom spider  chase chase image: published The Clarion lord pisswater’s clarion  beer and pindar  damn the clarion China Poem image: uses powerful language Don’t  Demon Internet  Epigrams On Al–Qaida  On Islam  On Science  On The USA an engineering rush (i) new scientist  a song so dire  the argument  another bitch  homework image: published hymnen  recreated arts  the game  oh gods image: uses powerful language rushed off  unanswering Fenland Sketches 4 image: uses powerful language Fugues Fugues gentle  green  harvest image: published A Horrible Day  On Hunting With Hounds  i’d prefer to remember summer  In Me; Shiva  Intruder Alert image: published Ċb;   The Joy Of Tax image: published later  … a much for we …  old man Keats  Poetry push pop  select  techno  what  Copyleft Regrow image: published Manifesto  Father  Son image: published Program Sharp  sod the world image: uses powerful language Software Engineering 1 2 3 Sweet And Stupid  the three monks  uncivil law centuries  unjustice  complexity  money  flame  magistrates  age  invention  scotland  democracy  consent  piano  parliament  citizen  bones  health  maid  blackbox  fear Underneath The Loch  We, The Fell image: published

2001

… And Then I’ll Break The Sea  Elsewhen  Hence The Coldness  in cynic adverati  Little Willie  A London  My Difficulty With Melancholy image: published  New Year’s Eves image: published  Scorpion  The Poet Illustrates… image: uses powerful language  There’s Money In Mechanics  Thoughts On Odes To Nightingales  A Simple Fantasy  Tobacco’s Such A Treat  Vanilla  Water The Anger Of Water  Three Flawed  Viaduct  The Mere Of Ice Ċb;

2000

A Bicycle Criticises Concorde For Not Observing Butterflies  At Buckfast Abbey image: published Damage  An Eighteenth Century Beam Engine  Fear In Flight, God 1 2 I Don’t Visit My Mother’s Grave image: published It’s My Hands image: published Just Protectionism?  Neil Armstrong Is My Explorer Of The Millennium  The Queen Of Santa Fe image: published What Do Lemmings Eat

1999

Bright image: published  Chance Is Such A Scornful God image: published  Don’t Understand  Driving The Trees  Exercises (From A Cley Weekend) Riddle  Why I Prefer Schoenberg  (Untitled)  Family Photo Album A Fenland Poet’s Advice  Her Catching Eyes image: published Home Town  I Saw A Sleek Seduction  Lost Sanctuary image: published An Ode To My Ego  An Ode To The A14 image: published Old Funeral Music  On Saying No  Slough, Pronounced In French, Is “Slug”  Swoop 1  2  3 image: uses powerful language 4  5 Tring image: published A Village, Old Families Introduction  Ceremony  Inn A Well–Kept Pint Of Burton

1998

Accelerating Is Language English  Dedication  Expanding Horizons  Fenland Sketches 1image: published   2  3 Grey  Marketing Honour, Poetry Quality image: uses powerful language Obligatory Cat Poem  On Being A Nerd  Starr From The Outside  The Trumpet Blown image: published

1997

Am Lemming  Doris’s Day Out image: published The Pub Quiz League image: published

1991

Beer And Conversation  It Must Be Christmas  Of Caroline image: published

1990

Fivers Wander Down The Street  Leicester Station  A Moment Of Pizza  Moon Shadowed Walk Ċb;   Rose  Sunlit Gloom image: published Working For… Ċb;

1989

Dear Paul  Guinness image: published Hymnen [notes]  Technical Note  If  Teaser image: published Machine Solo α image: published Converse  Man Solo image: published Machine Solo β image: published ici, pour les enfants image: published Ċb;   In Another Conversation  Inmos  Limericks And Corks Introduction  There Was A Young Lady From Venus  A Newspaper Editor Said image: uses powerful language I’m Sitting Upon This ’Ere Train  ’twas Ten Years Ago To This Day  There Once Was A Cat And A Dog  Look Back To The Romany Times  There Was A Young Man In A Bed  There Once Was A Bureaucrat  There Was A Young Man From Nantucket image: uses powerful language There Once Was A Monday On Tuesday  It Wasn’t What I Really Expected  Assam Listener  Nobel  Nursery Verse For Nursery Heads  Paris  Week

1988

But It’s For The Children …  Cavity Wall Insulation  Chopin And The Chilli Wars image: published clifton  Every Second, To Everyone  Memories Of Shadows, Words  Soap  Scenes From A Blackpool Conference Dog Sea image: published After Eighteen Months  After Silent Years  Exhausted Spreading Strands  Touching Each Desire With Happy Jokes image: published Wake Up, Wake Up, Oh Slippery Snake  Why Am I In Politics, You Ask (A Drunken Rant)

1987

Angst Cycle (i) The Door  Father  I’ve Always Had Steep Mountains  Why Is England So Full Of Fools Ċb;   (Untitled)  So I Dream Letter  …Bob Geldof image: published Cheese And Onion Sandwiches image: published Copenhagen  Debugging  Five Days Ċb;   Is It Coffee In The Blood  Laughter Rose Above My Tired Desire  Leicester Square image: published Ċb;   M6 image: published Manifesto Ċb;   North Of Kylesku Ċb;   Plumstead Station By Electric Light  Rock (Of The Early Eight) Is Ċb;   Six Months Ago  “Smoke Filled Rooms” Ċb;   These Words, They Were Not Said image: published Ċb;   The Old Witch  Thirty Hours Near The Western Isles Ċb;   Too Fast To Stop image: published You Know Ċb;

1986

Angst Cycle (i) Watford Gap Box Number Ċb;   Darmstadt image: published November Rain