250 Grams of Poetry

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Elsevier, 2001 - Poetry - 48 pages
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During the experimental sixties, Spike Hawkins's literary voice was first heard in "The Lost Fire Brigade." It was a voice so startlingly original it could not be overlooked nor forgotten. A literary oracle who when asked for practical advice could only respond with strips of luminous poetry. In the third entry in Harwood Academic Publishers' Poets' Voices series, "250 Grams of Poetry," a spellbinding anthology of Hawkins' poetry, features the internationally known poet, screenwriter and playwright himself reading his own stellar work on the enclosed compact disc.
"Target"
My shoe has caught a Pig.
My shoe has caught a Pig.
I am a Pig Trap.
- Spike Hawkins
Spike Hawkins was at the origin of the Liverpool Poets movement (he inspired Roger McGough and Adrian Henri) then went to the United States where he became involved with the Beats. He is currently collaborating with Jennifer Fabian on a screenplay about the life of Djuna Barnes, and is assembling a new col
 

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Contents

Introduction to the Series
TELLTALLS 7
SENT A RICH LETTER 25
BATHCHAPS 26
ROARIN 66s 27
WINTER POEM 28
NEST 29
SMALL SPELL FOR TURNING PEOPLE INSIDE OUT 30
PARROTS DONT CRY 33
RUNG SONG 34
PINNED 35
WAIF 36
TO MY CHILDREN 37
EUROPEAN WAR WINTER 38
HOUSE 39
TARGET 40

THE CASUAL FRAGMENTS OF TERROR 31
MAYDAY OXFORD 32

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