Titel: Blade Pitch Control Unit
Autor/en: Sean Bonney
20. September 2005 - kartoniert - 168 Seiten
Blade Pitch Control Unit gathers together Sean Bonney's work of the past five years. Bonney combines formal experiment with a sarcastic voice rooted in punk to provide an original account of London's threatened psychogeography. His first major collection, the book suggests new possibilities for political poetry and its relationship to the urban environment.
THE DOMESTIC POEM (2000) cross harbour ... walk on. strike softly away from children ... It doesn't matter if music's attached ... Fast. Victoria to Warren St Mayday There's got to be something ... Just going down there to post a letter ... Certain young aristocrats ... calling all dogs ... THE ROSE (2000) pop stars on Holloway Road For Bob, Cobbing Through the Soundhole, Where Cobbing IS NOTES ON HERESY (2000-2001) Tom O'Bedlam Defects in the Structure of the State Lyric Poetry: Surveillance Confessional Poetry Poisons, their Antidotes (2001-2003) The Management Consultant Has Gone for Lunch Paul Verlaine read poems on Old Compton St Expulsions (on Marchmont St with coffee) Poisons, their Antitdotes FILTH SCREED (2003-2004) all poetry that does not ... stood ... ant sore ... sketch ... questionable savagery ... thin suns bleat ... his opened mouth ... a lattice of swallow-screech ... this is a shop spurt yellow gas ... fly track ... at 9.38 you hear voices ... alembic strip neutral ... enabled history on the ant crawl ... the details at times are as vague as burn screams ... silver burst ... the words "we are loyal employees" ... I don't ... 86 him ... 'these' pictures have come in lately ... click ... glue, magnetized ... hold on. does the traffic not worry ... Branson's mouth imposed ... and he, who want to be adverts ... this is a love poem in 42cm ... bone sweat ... lids flicker ... the map of London ... survive commerce on ... nothing of importance ... BURNT NICKLE (2004-2005) morally ... we understand ... demand protection for sex dolls ... social climbing among metals ... that the police station as system ... consumerism speaks only ... on cell wall ... Verdict : Oona King DOCUMENT (2005) Filter OD Document Document: No Admittance Document: Suicide Note
Sean Bonney was born in Brighton, grew up in the north of England, and he now lives in London. He has published a number of pamphlets, and his poems and essays have featured in many of the leading innovative magazines. Known as an exhilarating performer of his work, he has performed in London, Cambridge, Portugal, Prague and New York. A part time lecturer, he has taught at Birkbeck College, Roehampton, and the University of Southampton.
These poems are scores for impassioned recitation, burning with a rare urgency and intelligence … They have a raw quality: manic states inscribed in phrases short enough to catch them. Because the poems are written for Bonney's speaking voice, they have an elegant rhythmic flow: this elegance provides a foil for the desperation and violence of the content. -- Ben Watson Poetry Review