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RIMBAUD IN LONDON

National Poetry Library pays homage to one of the all-time geniuses of world literature, the revolutionary French poet Arthur Rimbaud. Rimbaud spent 14 months of his meteorically brief literary career in London. In 1872-73 he lived with Paul Verlaine in … Continue reading

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Work in Progress by Matthew Couper

Matthew Couper

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POETRY LIBRARY SPECIAL EDITION 3/2/2016

A David Gascoyne Celebration was one night in a series run by the Poetry Library called Special Edition. As I was organising this one – with help from Library staff Pascal O’Loughlin and Jessica Atkinson – it definitely began to … Continue reading

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THE HUMAN ELEPHANT (in the inhuman room)

‘I was in his soul as if inside a palace that had been deliberately emptied so that no one as ignoble as myself could be seen in it’ – Rimbaud for the socially cleansed 1 it is come, the time … Continue reading

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COLONIAL-SETTLER-STATISM AND ITS DISCONTENTS

The Tyburn walk is to my mind ‘a British Establishment-upon-sewer walk’ as so many of its landmarks connect with ruling-class sites, most notoriously the site of six centuries of public hangings in what is now called Marble Arch. Asquith, Winfield … Continue reading

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DEATH

sun hits the wall sun hits the wall at the eleventh hour you’ve been here  but once before not the prettiest walls but they’ve protected the real for a hundred years, red-brownas blood and earth the voice of the Asian … Continue reading

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Ezra Pound’s ‘garret’.

The Garrett Come, let us pity those who are better off than we are. Come, my friend, and remember       that the rich have butlers and no friends, And we have friends and no butlers. Come, let us pity the married … Continue reading

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