Poetry Archive :: Jungle

April for poetry isn't just themed, it is the beginning of an intentional process of detachment. My brain, built as it is, has an almost obsessive need sometimes for order and control. However, increasing amounts of current poetry is anything but: free-form verse, little or no controlled structure, simply feelings falling from brain to page. … Continue reading Poetry Archive :: Jungle

March Short Story: Hysteria

This story was first serialised in 31 daily parts (I know the graphic is incorrect) during March 2019 via the @AlternativeChat and @InternetofWords Twitter feeds [9am and 4pm GMT respectively.] It is now reproduced in a complete form, a number of small edits and corrections made to improve narrative flow and maintain correct continuity. Enjoy. … Continue reading March Short Story: Hysteria

Poetry Archive :: Nobody but You [Redux]

Love is still horrible, unsurprisingly. The original version of this poem can be found here. Nobody But You Now, departed: mind desolate: understanding, our love is over. All passion desires out of reach: estranged moments, cold, empty feelings. Every day, torture realisation; final line drawn, completed. Point of no return, old path blocked: accept failure … Continue reading Poetry Archive :: Nobody but You [Redux]

Poetry Archive :: My One and Only Love [Parisian Remix]

We'll be going back to writing new verse next week, having learnt a significant amount not only about myself, but how this entire process works best. A lot has been taken from not just my original working practices, but also how words are changing over time. Needless to say, there's plenty of stuff left to … Continue reading Poetry Archive :: My One and Only Love [Parisian Remix]

Ballroom Blitz

This weekend, for the first time for a while, I willingly wrote some poems. https://twitter.com/InternetofWords/status/1110127860503769090 All around me, almost constantly, is the reminder of 'it's not what you know but who you know' that makes the difference. I could try and pretend it isn't that way but like it or not, this is part of … Continue reading Ballroom Blitz

Poetry Archive :: The Slightest Touch (Redux)

The original for this one is here, and if I'm honest, you might be hard pressed to discern the difference. There's not really a ton of change, and this one was a bit saucy before we started. However, if pressed, this feels like an improvement. Next week is the last of the old stuff. NEW … Continue reading Poetry Archive :: The Slightest Touch (Redux)

Poetry Archive :: The Sensual World (Redux)

It has been mentioned elsewhere that this week has very much involved an improvement to process, but that was primarily wrapped around short story writing. This piece has not significantly altered from it's original, when all is said and done. Crucially the verse benefits from an increased awareness of my inner poetic 'voice.' That has … Continue reading Poetry Archive :: The Sensual World (Redux)