nic stringer



From A day that you happen to  know

Image: detail from Breakfast at Timothy's  © Nic Stringer 2017

Certainty is a passenger, resting comfortably 

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 from Every day the world gets fuller ©  Nic Stringer 2017

Back there in the darkness memory rests, 

partly converted to sound.       

At the edge of memory, reactions 

where we fall apart are simple 

as long as there is no bounce.


Demo track from In the half-light 

Sound theory of Buy it in bottles

Pages from A day that you happen to know

You can see poetry and art in anthologies and magazines such as the Poetry Now Encounters series, 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); reviews - the next will be in the Summer 2019 edition of Tears in the Fence .  Artwork from the project Some parts have been removed  was published in the November 2017 edition of Magma (69, The Deaf Issue) and exhibited at The Torriano Meeting House. Poems, sound, visuals and film are also online at The Poetry Shed and @TheArsonista (Burning House Press). New anthologies include The Creel (Guillemot Press) and The Valley  Press  Anthology of  Prose Poetry  (May).

PRIZES:  Winner of the University of London Prize for Creative Writing 2016, A day that you happen to know  was Highly Commended in this year's Forward Prizes for best first collection. 

Nic Stringer is a founding member of Corrupted Poetry Events and the sound collective Fractured Strings.

Email me or find me on Twitter @ACorruptedPoet

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