WRITERS IN ABERGAVENNY, CYMRU (WALES) UK.
b. Clitheroe, Lancs. 1933. Educ. Hereford School of Art, Bath Academy of Art, London University. Writer, poet, visual artist, performance artist, jazz musician, actor ( stage, film & television ) Chairman National Poetry Society 1975/76. Poetry critic Guardian Newspaper 1979/80, for ' Time out ' 1986/89. Independent Newspaper 1995/96. Poetry Society nomination for Poet Laureate when Ted Hughes appointed. Publications: Raymond Garlick's Dock Leaves 1951, The Limbless Virtuoso, with Keith Musgrove, Transatlantic Review. Project Sigma with Alex Trocchi. 1962/69 various with (Fulcrum) Penguin Modern Poets No.12, Objects ( Trigram ) Grape Notes/ Apple Music ( Arc.) Sun Barbs, Poet & Peasant, Scenes and Dubs, Mad with Music, Songs Sacred & Secular and Poems I Want to Forget Writer's Forum. Novellas and pictorial narratives notably include : The Case of Isabel and the Bleeding Foetus ( Turret ) Come Back Sweet Prince ( Forum ) The Gold Hole ( Quartet) Pig ( Fulcrum ) What Happened to Jackson ( Aloes Arc ) The Patriarchs ( Aloes Arc ) The House Party ( Basilike ) Snipes Spinster ( Calder & Boyars). He is also Welsh Arts Council ' Writers on Tour' listed and lives at Abergavenny.
Some mumble so dim they say more palping the bread of grey thighs.
So delayed is all saying on their fumbling lips their dun stuff
of stung and pore-pocked flesh
Decays before a self's declared.
They dwell in strange cells, such souls,
Huddled in drums that smell of stale cake
Inadequately locked in rooms where filth is metaphysical.
Should we help them speak? I don't think so.
For what if that final wrenched epithet by which their coupling
worms found sense
Should form instructions, germinate reaction,
Infecting speech and mind with special lisped loathing
Of things attempting stridency all round?
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