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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Seasons Greetings from Myrna and Mina

There is a post that's really about Loy (Mina) here, an account of the Loy event at Bluecoat nearly two years ago now.

I have updated my two websites. Do have a look. One is for me; the other for the European Union of Imaginary Authors. I did both in preparation for the publication of Twitters for a Lark, this year's personal big publishing event (the other being the anthology Atlantic Drift). See also the two links in this paragraph to those two, very different, parallel books (if only in my mind). 

https://robertsheppard.weebly.com/

https://euoia.weebly.com/

Compliments (and complements) of the Season!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Robert Sheppard: Bibliographical Problems with Magazine appearances 1972-2017!

I am currently putting together a bibliography of my work for the book that will come out of the Sheppard Symposium held earlier this year. (See here.) It’s going well, if a bigger job than I’d conceived. I know I have several shelves of the results of my magazine appearances, but when I started to list them I ended up with this list, which is not complete!

Creative Writing in Magazines (Select)

‘Poem’ and ‘A Vision’, Platform 4, Sept-October 1972
‘the lover’ Doris, 6: January 1975
from 'Homage to the Soft Machine', Alembic, Orpington, Alembic, 2 Aug 1978
‘To Penny, after music,’ Preston, Palantir, 1979
from ‘Triptych’, Great Works, 7, May 1979.
‘The Return of the Fair Gardener’, ‘Slightly all the time’, ‘The Frightened Summer’, meeting in fire’, Words Worth 1: 3, September 1979
Pre-Fab, Palantir, Preston, Palantir, 1980
poem: Notation, Oasis, London, Oasis, 1981
‘The Letters from the Basement, Figs 5, March 1981
‘Ghost Frames’, ‘The Blickling Hall Poem’, Kudos 7, April 1981
from 'Tombland', ‘The Factory Island Poems’,  Angel Exhaust 4, 1981
‘Of Appearances: Of a Naked World’, Molly Bloom 2, 1982.
‘Three unrevised sections from Ghost Book, Reality Studios Vol 5, 1983.
The Hungry Years, Palantir, 1983
: Returns, The Artful Reporter, Manchester, North West Arts, 1983
‘The Etiquette of Undersea Weddings’ and four poems of Wayne Pratt, Rock Drill 4, August 1983
The Blickling Hall Poem, Poor Old Horse, PN Review, Manchester, Carcanet Press, 1984
'Returns', New Statesman, London, New Statesman, 16 Mar 1984
'Situations', New Statesman, 26 Jul 1985
Robert Sheppard (1986) Processual, 'The Micropathology of the Sign', poem-introduction, London, Writers Forum
‘Strategies’, Ninth Decade 5, 1985
Mesopotamia, Reality Studios, London, Reality Studios, 1986
Unwritings, Staple Diet, Durham, Pig Press, 1986 (whole issue)
‘The Cannibal Club’ and ‘Looking North 1, Angel Exhaust 7, June 1987
Schrage Musik, Slow Dancer, London, Slow Dancer Press, 1987
from ‘Radio Anna’, ‘Homage to Bob Cobbing’, Archeus (n.p) 1989
from ‘Radio Anna’, First Offense 6, March 1990.
Untitled for Patricia Farrell, Raddle Moon, Vancouver, Raddle Moon, 1990
‘Smokestack Lightning’ and ‘The Magnetic Letter’, RWC 1, December 1990.
from ‘Boogie Stop Shuffle’, Fragmente 2, December 1990.
from ‘Smokestack Lightning’, Responses 2, February 1992.
Melting Borders, Critical Quarterly, London, Critical Quarterly, 33(2), 1991, 1991
from ‘Killing Boxes’, Memes 6, December 1991.
poems: Sharp Talk and Amended Signatures; Empty Diaries 1932-1936', Angel Exhaust 8, 1992
Empty Diaries 1938-1945, Slow Dancer 28, London, Slow Dancer Press, 1992
from Empty Dairies’, Oasis 54, July 1992.
 ‘Empty Diaries 1914-1919’, Scratch 8, June 1993.
‘Fucking Time’, Oasis 60, July 1993.
from ‘Smokestack Lightning’ in ANONATEXTOSAURUS: A4 Anonymous 19, 1993.
‘Stella by Starlight (Empty Diaries)’, :that: 18, December 1993
‘Empty Diaries 1968 and 1974’, Ramraid Extraordinaire 2, February 1994
‘The Girl Can’t Help it’ from Empty Diaries, Grille 3, April 1994.
'Empty Diary 1960-1966', Object Permanence 3, 1994
Shutters, Talus 8, London, Talus Editions, 1994
from ‘Empty Diaries’, First Offense 9, Spring 1994.
‘Empty Diary 1992’, Memes 10, September 1994.
 ‘Empty Diaries 1910-1908’, Ramraid Extraordinaire 3, October 1994
Empty Diaires (various), AND 7, London, Writers Forum, 1994
from The Lores, Form Card no. 49.
: The Lores, Book 8, West Coast Line, Vancouver, West Coast Line, 29(2), 1995
 ‘Empty Diary 1989/1990’, Blue Cage 4, April 1995.
‘The Lores, Book 9’, Mirage #4/Periodi(ical)#47, October 1995.
The Lores Book 10 in A Selection of New UK Poetry, Talisman, New Jersey, Talisman Press, 1996
from The Lores, Book 5, Oasis 76, January 1996.
from ‘The Lores, Book 5’, First Offense, ? March 1996.
The Lores Book 4, Angel Exhaust, 14, December 1996.

to the end of 1996… complete: sketchy after here:

Implosive Samples: Exploded Sestina', 'Untitled', Jacket (internet), Australia, Jacket, 1999
poems: for Scott Thurston, Small Voice, Small Voice 2, An Unsustained Sestina in Hundreds, Shearsman, Devon, Shearsman, 1999
: Armchair Adoption, In Good Voice, Tin Pan Arcadia, Towards a Neo-Diagonalist Manifesto', The Gig, Willowdale, Canada, The Gig, 1999
'Early Poems of Rene Van Valckenborch': 4 poems, The Adirondack Review, www.adirondackreview.homestead.com, web mag, 2000 (surely too early??? 2010???)
Abject Stutter Expectorates Laugh of the Human, For the Continuity Terminator, Oasis, London, Oasis Books, 2000
, poem: 'The Push Up Combat Bikini', Tears in the Fence, Devon, Tears in the Fence, 2001
1 ‘Angel at the Junk Box’, and ‘Freeze It’, Fire 14, May 2001.

prose-poem: 'In an Unknown Tongue', Oasis, London, Oasis, 2002
‘Smokestack Lightning’, Fire 17, May 2002.
'The Sacred Tanks of Dagenham’, cul de qui 1, September 2002.
‘Closing the Books, Locking the Chests’, Pores 2 (www.bbk.ac.uk/pores) December 2002.
, Reading 'The Reader' of Bernhard Schlink', Great Works (internet), Bishop Stortford, Great Works, 2004
'Only the Eyes are Left', 'A Scapel of Light Slicing Through a Smile'., The Gig, Willowdale, Canada, The Gig, 2004
Luscious Clusters', 'Poeme Objecte from the Catalan', 'The Pissing Bridge', Call, New York, USA, Call, 2004
: 'Four Odes', 'The Dusk of Liberty', 'Botanising the Asphalt of Veolpolis', Tears in the Fence, Devon, Tears in the Fence, 2004
: 'HymnS to the God in which my Typewriter Believes', Poetry Salzburg Review, Austria, Poetry Salzburg, 7, 2004
‘Pentimento – whatever happened next to Twentieth Century Blues’, AND 12, September 2004.
: In Memory of the Anti-Poem', Stride magazine (internet), Exeter, Stride, 2005
: 'Rattling the Bones - for Adrian Clarke', Softblow (internet), Singapore, Out of Print, 2005
Berlin Bursts, Shadowtrain 2 (internet), 2006
(2006) Van Valckenborch's Cube, Ekleksographia, 3
12 poems: from Warrant Error, Jacket (internet), Australia, Jacket, 2007
Poem, Agenda, Kent, Agenda Editions, 43(1), 24, 2007
(2008) two poems from Warrant Error, English, 57 (208), 125-6
Ordinary Renditions 1-12, Shearsman, Exeter, Shearsman Books, 43-9, 2008
Two Poems from Warrant Error, Stimulus-Respond, London, Stimulus-Respond, 2008
4 poems from Warrant Error, Veer Off, Birkbeck College, London, Veer Books, 2008
, Six poems from Warrant Error, Parameter, Manchester, Parameter, 2008
, 8 poems from September 12, Fire, Oxford, Fire, 39-41, 2009
from 'Poems Against Death', Poetry Wales, Brigend, Wales, Seren Books, 45(1), Summer 2009, 2009,
: 'Mute 'Piano Riga', ‘Cinna the Poet', ‘Song', `Women She Tells', Litter (internet), Nottingham, Leaf Press, 2009
(2010) Critical Tuning: Radio Interference and Interruption as a Poetics for Writing, VLAK, 1 (1), 62-66
, 'with veryan weston/BACKGROUND PLEASURES, AND, London, AND, 13, 51, 2010
, Dave Cave: Hologram Poet, Onedit (webzine www.onedit.net, London, Onedit, 16, 2010
'The House of Opportunity', Shadow Train, www.shadowtrain.com/id370.html, 2010
(2010) Two Poems Against Death, Tears in the Fence, 52, 39-40
In the Complex, Sunfish, 3, 7-14........................................................


It is incomplete, of course, because I have stopped it. While I think that the list of my reviews and articles informs, this list will be perhaps of interest to other poets who published in these years. Did you first appear in Platform? And where is Andrew Cozens, its editor, now?



What I’m going to do is simply list the magazines in order of my appearance in them, one appearance each. So this instead:

Platform, Doris, Alembic, Palantir, Great Works, Words Worth, Oasis, Figs, Kudos , Angel Exhaust, Molly Bloom, Reality Studios, The Artful Reporter, Rock Drill, PN Review, New Statesman, Ninth Decade, Reality Studios, Staple Diet, Slow Dancer, Archeus, First Offense, Raddle Moon, RWC, Fragmente, Responses, Critical Quarterly, Memes, Scratch, A4 Anonymous, :that:, Ramraid Extraordinaire, Grille, Object Permanence, Talus 8, AND, West Coast Line, Blue Cage, Mirage #4/Periodi(ical)#47, Talisman, Tears in the Fence, Boxkite, A.bacus, Vertical Images, Stride, The Gig, Counter-Hegemony, Shearsman, Lynx, Jacket, Terrible Work, Fire, Emergency Rations, cul de qui, Neon Highway, Pores, Call, Citizen 32, Poetry Salzburg Review, Softblow, Shadowtrain, Intercapillary Space, Exultations and Difficulties, Free Verse, The David Jones Journal, Pages, Popularity Contest, Skald, Agenda, Stimulus͢͢͢-Respond, New Writing, Veer Off, Parameter, Litter, Signals, English, Poetry Wales, Adirondack Review, Ekleksographia, Onedit, Eyewear, Sunfish, Roundyhouse, VLAK, Form and Fontanelles, Stand, The Claudius App, Damn the Caesars, The Wolf, Sugar Mule, Blackbox Manifold, Otoliths, International Times, Blazvox, Card Alpha, Noon, The Literateur, Poetry at Sangam, Adjacent Pineapple, Erbacce

I must have missed an earlier Erbacce: it isn’t the most recent, though I was in a recent issue (see here). Adjacent Pineapple is, though; see here for details...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

It's Patricia Farrell's birthday (again!): link to last year's tributes

Last year I surprised Patricia for her big birthday by assembling a set of tributes, messages and responses. This year, it's a little one, but you can review all the homages (from Geraldine Monk to Allen Fisher, Peter Hughes to Bill Bulloch) here, along with info about Patricia's activities!

Robert

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Kybartai Noctune Remode (by the EUOIA's Jurgita Zujute)



The original ‘Kybarti Junction’ appears in a straight translation by René Van Valckenborch in A Translated Man. (See here.)

The version here utilises the technique of his own ‘Revolutionary Song’ from the same book to transform the poem; Jurgita Zujūtė has performed the piece chorally with Stephenas Vaikinas-Žemė and Josephine Ventiliatorius. Actually, that's me performing it with Steve Boyland and Jo Blowers, which you can read about here. Of course, it is a technique that might be fruitfully applied to many poems.

 Here is the original 'Revolutionary Song' in colour!


Kybartai Noctune Remodel

(Revolutionary Song Number 2)


what is that sound humming like an antique
is that sound humming like an antique fridge
that sound humming like an antique fridge packed
sound humming like an antique fridge packed with
humming like an antique fridge packed with ice


like an antique fridge packed with ice the
an antique fridge packed with ice the hint
antique fridge packed with ice the hint of
fridge packed with ice the hint of a
packed with ice the hint of a turbine
with ice the hint of a turbine something
ice the hint of a turbine something turning
the hint of a turbine something turning a
hint of a turbine something turning a patient
of a turbine something turning a patient siren
a turbine something turning a patient siren rising
turbine something turning a patient siren rising and
something turning a patient siren rising and falling


turning a patient siren rising and falling perhaps
a patient siren rising and falling perhaps it’s
patient siren rising and falling perhaps it’s merely
siren rising and falling perhaps it’s merely the
rising and falling perhaps it’s merely the sound
and falling perhaps it’s merely the sound of
falling perhaps it’s merely the sound of maintenance
perhaps it’s merely the sound of maintenance men
it’s merely the sound of maintenance men on
merely the sound of maintenance men on the
the sound of maintenance men on the railway
sound of maintenance men on the railway hi-viz
of maintenance men on the railway hi-viz jackets
maintenance men on the railway hi-viz jackets between
men on the railway hi-viz jackets between last
on the railway hi-viz jackets between last train
the railway hi-viz jackets between last train and
railway hi-viz jackets between last train and first
hi-viz jackets between last train and first testing
jackets between last train and first testing the
between last train and first testing the line


last train and first testing the line it’s
train and first testing the line it’s a
and first testing the line it’s a tumour
first testing the line it’s a tumour on
testing the line it’s a tumour on the
the line it’s a tumour on the flanks
line it’s a tumour on the flanks of
it’s a tumour on the flanks of night
a tumour on the flanks of night this
tumour on the flanks of night this voice
on the flanks of night this voice its
the flanks of night this voice its pain
flanks of night this voice its pain rising
of night this voice its pain rising and
night this voice its pain rising and falling
this voice its pain rising and falling a
voice its pain rising and falling a suspiration
its pain rising and falling a suspiration perhaps
pain rising and falling a suspiration perhaps within
rising and falling a suspiration perhaps within me
and falling a suspiration perhaps within me the
falling a suspiration perhaps within me the benign
a suspiration perhaps within me the benign whine
suspiration perhaps within me the benign whine of
perhaps within me the benign whine of my
within me the benign whine of my nervous
me the benign whine of my nervous system


the benign whine of my nervous system but
benign whine of my nervous system but it’s
whine of my nervous system but it’s more
of my nervous system but it’s more like
my nervous system but it’s more like negative
nervous system but it’s more like negative space
system but it’s more like negative space growling
but it’s more like negative space growling in
it’s more like negative space growling in shadows
more like negative space growling in shadows beside
like negative space growling in shadows beside the
negative space growling in shadows beside the glowing
space growling in shadows beside the glowing curtain
growling in shadows beside the glowing curtain sound
in shadows beside the glowing curtain sound motes
shadows beside the glowing curtain sound motes floating
beside the glowing curtain sound motes floating in
the glowing curtain sound motes floating in the
glowing curtain sound motes floating in the eye
curtain sound motes floating in the eye of
sound motes floating in the eye of my
motes floating in the eye of my audition


floating in the eye of my audition darkness
in the eye of my audition darkness breathing
the eye of my audition darkness breathing pure
eye of my audition darkness breathing pure light
of my audition darkness breathing pure light or
my audition darkness breathing pure light or the
audition darkness breathing pure light or the broken
darkness breathing pure light or the broken reed
breathing pure light or the broken reed of
pure light or the broken reed of a
light or the broken reed of a pigeon’s
or the broken reed of a pigeon’s throat
the broken reed of a pigeon’s throat gasping
broken reed of a pigeon’s throat gasping toward
reed of a pigeon’s throat gasping toward dawn

Robert Sheppard and René Van Valckenborch

I am pleased to say the the whole EUOIA anthology, Twitters for a Lark appears from Shearsman

See the hub post about the book here. 

There is another Jurgita Zujute poem in the anthology, 'Insomniac Division'. And she has a complete page on the EUOIA website here