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Christopher Barnes: No Embrace


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PROPAGANDA 47

Glass, ruptured possessions,

Bilge-water mugs, logjamed clock.

Gunked frost up stairs.

Tiling utterly demolished.

No embrace here.

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possessions

clock

frost

Tiling

here

*

Queer Street possessions,

Weary moribund clock.

Deodorizing frost.

Tiling unmended.

A bevy retreats here.



About the Author: In 1998 Christopher Barnes won a Northern Arts writers award. In July 2000 he read at Waterstones bookshop to promote the anthology 'Titles Are Bitches'. Christmas 2001 he debuted at Newcastle's famous Morden Tower doing a reading of poems. Each year he read for Proudwords lesbian and gay writing festival and partook in workshops. 2005 saw the publication of his collection LOVEBITES published by Chanticleer Press, 6/1 Jamaica Mews, Edinburgh.


 



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