Image: Breakfast at Timothy's © Nic Stringer 2017
Certainty is a passenger,
on the load bearing threads;
such a ready thing, running back
and forth, similar to opposite,
fixed like so many desires
on an inward frame.
Image: Every day the world gets fuller
© Nic Stringer 2017
Back there in the darkness
partly converted to sound.
At the edge of memory,
reactions where we fall
apart are simple
as long as there is no bounce.
First exhibited in 2019 as part of the Yellow Book celebrations and currently part of the project AB 2020 supported by the Alessandra Wilson fund
How are these the same
thing and not prove to be the source of trouble?
Poetry, sound & art have been published in anthologies & journals such as Bedford Square 10, The Forward Book of Poetry 2019, Interpreter's House, Magma, Structo, Eborakon, Finished Creatures & The Next Review (featured poet in the Summer 2016 Poetry Showcase) and online at Burning House Press & Poetry Shed. Other anthologies include The Pamenar Anthology of Visual Poetry (contributor and editor), The Creel (Guillemot Press) and The Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry. A review of Michelle Penn's Portrait as a diviner, failing is in the Winter 2019 edition of Tears in the Fence.
PRIZES: Winner of the University of London Prize for Creative Writing 2016; A day that you happen to know highly commended in the Forward Prizes for best first collection 2018
Nic Stringer is a founding member of Corrupted Poetry Events and the sound collective Fractured Strings