Verbal Narcotics poetry collection
  • Verbal Narcotics was first published in 1989 and has been totally revised for the Kindle edition.

    Many of the poems had been previously published in magazines such as Moonstone, First Time, The Morpo Review and New Hope International. Some had also appeared in Songs of the Skin, a series of 13 poems published by Salford Pocketbooks. A handfull of the poems were so firmly rooted in the 1980’s however that they required editing and in some cases replacing. New additions include Going to Callanish, which has been read at a number of writers events, This Solstice Anniversary and William Gibson in Birmingham:

    WILLIAM GIBSON IN BIRMINGHAM

    The roadways are trying
    To behave
    As if bored cyber cowboys

    Were hot-wiring Ford Mavericks
    Loaded with shiny
    New Shinjunku hardware.

    Even the wide open glass fronts
    Of half empty cafes
    Are waiting

    For some Bladerunner lovely
    To shatter their facade.

    And me,
    I have a small stack of books

    20th century antiques
    That the master
    Inscribes

    Slowly.

    I can see weeks of humility
    In his gentle calligraphy

    No laser pen, no geostationary download
    Of chip encased personality maps

    No

    Just a black biro.

    And now I know
    William Gibson in Birmingham
    Its the same

    As Count Zero`s brain scan,
    As the tight knit plan of Tokyo,
    As a man harbouring the secrets of fame.

     


    September 27th, 2011 | admin | No Comments |

About The Author

Sean Woodward is a British artist, writer and musician who stands at the crossroads between technology and the arts, between the supernatural and the mundane, the light and the dark. His art is collected internationally and his essays, fiction and poetry have been published in a number of international publications. He is the author of Keys to the Hoodoo Kingdom, Erzulie of the Deep, The Grimoire of ZAL and co-author of The Infernal Faces of Hekate. Vudutronix: Selected Art, Essays & Lectures, Archonix: The Chronicles of Leng and Keys to the Inner Kingdom are forthcoming.

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