Pascalle Burton reads her poems 'losing the slums' and 'stones sequence sucked' for the second series of ABR's Queensland States of Poetry anthology.
we started in 1981 and compleTed in 1988.
in 1983 the first portioN
of it was included in john cagE's book x ...
grandmothers carry prams to term / babysit baby’s baby / regurgitated capsule
commuters exhale daily day into night aircon carriage ...
to the world
a raw idea
how to be watched
(after Samuel Beckett’s Molloy)
still. but not quite.
I drew on the right
the other way (I have this solution):
escape that hazard
before I began
(before the hope of circulation)
I began better.
during the remaining of my of my
of my of my
(plus one in my),
I arrive at my mind ...
Pascalle Burton is a poet and performer with an interest in conceptual art and cultural theory. Her projects include UN/SPOOL (with Nathan Shepherdson), 24 Hour Gym (with Tessa Rose), and performing in the band The Stress of Leisure. Her début collection, About the author is dead, is forthcoming with Cordite Books.... (read more)