Word of the Day
Ultracrepidarian: A person who gives opinions and advice on matters outside of one’s knowledge.
Underground Poetry is a mysterious form and not easily sought even in the age of instant information. My most difficult challenge so far, I discovered that it is not a “poetry form” at all but a living breathing (counter) culture that thrived in Liverpool during the 1960s.
I discovered the poetry of Tom Pickard during my web wanderings. He, along with many other talented artists including Basil Bunting and Heathcote Williams, formed Morden Tower–a veritible mecca for poets across time and space.
Many well-known poets such as Allen Ginsberg and Jonathan Williams were inspired by Tom Pickard and Morden Tower.
a wren,perched on a hawthornlow enough to skipthe scalping winds,sang a scalpel song
seafrets driftsheer along shorelines
listening to hail spray glassand windand a waitress laughin a cafe without customersI fell to fell thinking
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a sullen light through vaporthins a line of hills
the edge of everything is nothingwhipped by wind
watched on a webcambound to a bedpostgag on my shaft
rose blush of road-kill rabbitinsides out on tarmacadam
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Word of the Day by Project Twins
Poetry Form by Poetry Foundation
Image by Aragec