Monday, 15 February 2016 22:44

Two Poems by William Rowe

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Two Poems by William Rowe

the sound of pigs falling

the sound of pigs falling
has fallen out of words
///dear dead///
some next-level revolution coming
cancels your silence
punching holes in the name of things
which body
from our bodies fall
the people armed
never be
mystical dreams
in other words
exceeds
its representation
poetry is a virus
mutating
right in
front
of your face

 

index

there’s someone
whose need is reversed

the air is full
of the cries of men and women
signals
expunged unexpunged

the air is his book

chained to the morning
already cast early sky ribs
the same thing rising

nothing is missing

Carpetright
Post Office
Boots
JD Sports
O2
Currys
Argos
PC World
Comet
H&M
HMV
Haringey Magistrate’s Court
Haringey Shopping Centre
Gay’s the Word
Aldi
H&M
JD Sports
Fire engine
Fire engine
Carphone Warehouse
T-Mobile
Design Studio
Fire engine
JD Sports
Argos
MacDonalds
W H Smith
Blockbuster
Tesco
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
Kelmscott Secondary School
Dalston Kingsland Centre
Bus and police cars
Foot Locker
Halfords
Currys
Police Car
Sainsbury’s
Police car
Valens Jewellers
Ozcam Jewellers
JD Sports
Sainsbury’s
Savers
Foot Locker
Carphone Warehouse
Evans Cycles
Jamie’s Italian
Currys
Halfords
Brazas Restaurant National Express bus
Sony Distribution Centre
Palisades Shopping Centre
Bullring Shopping Centre
Pure Gym
Tesco
Addidas
Ealing Broadway Station
Tottenham Centre Retail Park
Jessops
Game
Police car
JD Sports
Argos
Harveys
Mothercare
JD Sports
Debenhams
Burger King
Ladbrokes
Bus
Argos
Betfred
Sainsbury’s
Topshop
Argos
O2
Carphone Warehouse
Phone 4U
Cash Converters
Foot Locker
Boots
Barclays
The Ledbury
MacDonalds
Reading Angling Centre
Greggs
Cyber Candy
Richer Sounds
Money Shop
Diesel
Bang & Olafsen
Swarovski
Tesco Express
Bromley South Station
Argos
Primark
Arndale Centre
Foot Asylum
Bargain Booze
Miss Selfridge
Square Peg Pub
Orange
Reeves
T-Mobile
Austin Reed
Jessops
MacDonald’s
Thomas Sabo
Admiral Street Police Station
Tesco Express
Jamaica Inn
Cabot Circus Shopping Centre
Gas main
Vodafone
Clarence Convenience Store
Clarks
Primark
H Pollock
Salford Shopping City
3 Mobile
Ugg
Meadows Police Station
Job Centre
Macro
Great Harry Pub
Coral
Sainsburys
Life
Canning Circus Police Station
Marks & Spencer
Orange
Patisserie Valerie
Kro Bar
Café Nero
Burton
Pretty Green
Picadilly Museums
Wimpy
Charles Dance Jewellers
No1 Pizza
House of Fraser
JD Sports
Liver Launderette
Belal’s Newsagent
ASDA
ASDA
Bloc Inc
Jessops

something strictly unnameable
happens to the image of suffering
and what this has to do with riot
by previously existing criminals
political and final stone

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William Rowe

William Rowe is Anniversary Professor of Poetics at Birkbeck College, London. His most recent book is nation (Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2016).