14.2 x 21 cm, 32 pages, green card cover, green endpapers, sewn with green embroidery thread.
ISBN 978 1 903090 58 9
Sarah Hayden is presently editing her book on Mina Loy and avant-garde
artisthood while working on translations of French Dada poetry. She is
also involved with SoundEye and the Avant in Cork .
Cover illustration: R. Healy.
See below for an extract.
green things crushed underfoot
bark wetly split
a small nicked vein
pumped thick and tight
the endpoints of its elastic compass sought out and inhabited without hesitation
filled with this rich vegetal reek
renders the sum of all
a fatted liver
scoliotic youths lounge
among the wider branches jaded panthers
more aptly aligned
they sigh hotly, abrading petulant mouths
under a cap of tintinnabulating pondweed
and unconcernedly inverted
watersnails hum the conspiracies of a society unsurveilled
from stalk to stem
propelled by (im)pulses undivined
wrapping the air
round and through
miniaturized insects emit radio static
of their snowdriven transmissions drag and stick moreishly
when massed in sufficient numbers
in wing-ed drifts
against walls …
whole sentences compose themselves in a slow ear
they crackle a documentary
20 years après la lettre
invidious horror the giddy toasting of a pre-Foucauldian panopticon and
sometimes the shipping news.
Are those the faro islands? Are these?
all the while
barnacled marbles circumscribe a velodrome