May '12 17
What a nice cheer-me-up: my poem 'Damp gossip' is published today in InDaily.

Read it here.

Thank you, InDaily.

Posted by Jennifer Liston

May '12 8
Last year (19 and 21 November) I read a few poems on Cath Kenneally's Writers' Radio program (digital radio, online and 101.5FM).

I've just noticed that the podcast is now available to download from the website.

Here's a direct link to the podcast.

I start around the 20-minute mark.

Posted by Jennifer Liston

May '12 2
I am surprised, pleased and very grateful: my poem 'I will not mourn you' is Friendly Street Poets poem of the month for April.

You can read it here.

Posted by Jennifer Liston

May '12 1
Mayday Mayday, it's Rescue Tuesday!

I rescued this week's piece from My Life in Advertising by Claude C Hopkins (p 205) and The sea by John Banville (p 143).

Freeze frame

Summer afternoon pocketing thunderous idleness in the dark.
Erotic encounter
covert kiss
black-and-white screen
flickering
fading
ghosts of desire sitting in pitch-dark intensity
for hours,
manic fumbling,
twitched satisfaction
deprive primal intensity;
confinement
reputation,
balls for breakfast
conscious phantoms lurch
from joy to grey
approve to disreputable
filled fingers to wanton waste,
picture-house main feature to forgotten poverty.


Posted by Jennifer Liston