From A day that you happen to know
Image: detail 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.
In the half-light by Fractured Strings
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Image: detail 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.
Poetry, sound & art can be found in anthologies and journals such as Bedford Square 10, The Forward Book of Poetry 2019, Interpreter's House, Magma, Structo, Eborakon and The Next Review (featured poet in the Summer 2016 Poetry Showcase) and online at Burning House Press and Poetry Shed. New anthologies include The Creel (Guillemot Press) and The Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry .
A review of Michelle Penn's Portrait as a diviner, failing will be in the Autumn 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.