Monday, 13 April 2015

Bristol Central Library - a short poem

Bristol Central Library

The chair he sits in, like a burnished throne,
glows on the marbled fat librarian’s flesh.
Upstairs, through the door without,
insinuates the babbling of creche,
submerging the monomaniacs’ drone
and the profanities of louts.

The hipster who needs to blow his nose
snorts through all Eustachia his snot.
The paranoiac in his shell-suit seethes
and itches at a snow-capped scalpine spot
The sleeper, having woken, yawns and goes
through the circulating thieves.

Apollo’s been usurped. His temple’s now
a Pandemonium, or slough, or pond
where with spasms, signifying disease,
flail spiritual seekers in despond
in company with diverse clowns,
and harlequins, and chaps with fleas.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Pretty Poli on Kindle

As promised earlier this evening, Pretty Poli is now available for purchase on Kindle. Here's the URL:-

Completion and Publication of Pretty Poli.


I'm delighted to announce the Kindling of my newly finished novel ...

Pretty Poli, or Monsieur Perroquet's Ascent to a High Perch.

I will provide the necessary link to Amazon as soon as Pretty Poli becomes available for sale, in a few hours from now.

Soft Cartel published my short story

My thanks to Soft Cartel, who have seen fit to publish my short story Contracts for the Design of Certain Vulgar Necessities . It's a ve...