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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on Twitter @ACorruptedPoet