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Wystan Curnow

Wystan Curnow’s writings on art, The Critic’s Part, came out last year. His most recent poetry collection, The Art Hotel as a Scene of Reading, is a collaboration with Dino Chai.

Poem: ‘Episodes’

Wystan Curnow, 19 March 2015

                        [First Season]

    Like where Akasha brings the twins to her court   Khayman like rapes them, and Mekare then asks the spirit of Amel to avenge them (Jim and Mary Barr like this   and think you will like it...

Poem: ‘Young Yvonne’

Wystan Curnow, 1 December 2011

Hers sheathed in black velvet embroidered in gold thread and sequined panthered and ankled Napoleonic by couches to turbaned tantamount no less, slender more supple even than Antoinette young Yvonne’s body lay ever more African than Arab quite purple-frogged in pink-flowered tumult. Turquoise was caftan enquired at cost as whose black velvet glossed was/were gold embossed shoes in...

Poem: ‘Critical Dialysis’

Wystan Curnow, 8 May 2008

Manifestos deify this antithesis dialysis hysteria – Dadaist premed dictation is [Dada] in July After dinnership is re-gales with [Dadada-iste] laughter which duly persists – saddest day [Sada] – also recall Daughters of the recent but short Sentimentalist War [Wada]. Slaughter from afar the cries of the anaesthetists’ ecstatic shrapnel – thought [Fada] the oh so...

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