During the evening of April 26th 1986 a young engineer at the Chernobyl power plant was on the phone to one of his superiors who was at home. This was in the hours prior to the explosion, the young man at the control desk was puzzled because the manual had lines that were crossed out and other bits added in biro. His boss told him to ‘do the things that are crossed out’. What follows is a sequence of poems crafted in honour of that moment. The sequence is chronological and I have no reason to doubt the authenticity of the material.
tagsamy de'ath andrew marvell arduity Better than language bloody sunday celan charles olson clavics david jones Difficult poetry dionysus crucified Edmund Spenser elizabeth bishop geoffrey hill Geoffrey Hll george herbert in parenthesis jacques derrida jeremy prynne j h prynne john matthias jonty tiplady kazoo dreamboats keston sutherland love III maximus poems neil pattison odi barbare paul celan pierre joris poem poetry prynne simon jarvis streak willing entourage artesian stress position sub songs the anathemata the meridian the triumph of love the unconditional Timothy Thornton to pollen vanessa place writing