Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Keeping Poetry Outside the Comfort Zone

Posted by Tracy

An article by John Kinsella, published in the New Statesman, can be read here.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Poem extract

By Tracy

From "Cowslip Orchids: for David E. Musselwhite", published in Hothouse (Fremantle Press/Arc 2002/2006) pp. 97-98.

Which of us is gone
which away from

this is a third space
word-made uninhabited

the flowers are asterisks
contested passages

if flags then yellow alert

nothing less certain
than what the world gives

a waxen solidity
that passes

grass that receives
our tread and erases
all flesh is

yet how we grasp.