• Christopher Barnes

Christopher Barnes: Street Memories


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What The Street Remembers (16)

How thick

Ruuumm

Pttah pttah

What's that?

*

Truman Capote fumbled in his pockets.

*

Blanga-baa

Grrd-grrd

P-twhh

Give is it here man

*

Jack Dunphy blotted his spittle.

*

Sarah

Oh meanie

You told me to paint

I'm sorry



What The Street Remembers (19)


What's wrong with me?

Or-eey-or-oh

It was so good

Come on John

Plick-plick-plick

*

Allen Ginsberg wailed an ‘om’.

*

Puchhh

Pa-pa-chakk

Blockkk

*

Neal Cassady queries the address.

*

She's going there

Who?

Someone to play the witch

Yeah



About the Author: The South Bank Centre in London recorded Christopher Barnes' poem "The Holiday I Never Had"; he can be heard reading it on www.poetrymagazines.org.uk/magazine/record.asp?id=18456. In August 2007 he made a film called "A Blank Screen, 60 seconds, 1 shot" for Queerbeats Festival at The Star & Shadow Cinema Newcastle, reviewing a poem.


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