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Sally Ann McIntyre


curtailed phase (lapsed townscape)

churn of detail:
an incomplete
sequence: grass

releasing buttercups,
60s grids
slackening to visible

kitsch, the town's
strained name
breaking greys

against turquoises,
khakis; a red
jacket drifting,

inhabited or abandoned
on a verge; scattered
concretes flower to glass-

sharded images
sloping against stained
air; tourists'

eyes fire
vanishing points of no
convergence:

stay, at the repetitive
edges of
what: shops

stopped wasplike
in amber-
glassed sunsets, veiled

glances stuttering the dust
of a flipbook
of tarmac, wooden

expanses slatted
with light, chipping
to sun's underlying

diagonals; celluloid
strata of a place-
name's fades


negotiations

& repeats,
“the street
[unnoted] is like

a new coastline…” how
the light,
[most of it]

must’ve
been

, a [bottled]

message
[d …] to the first, […]

mouth to mouth to mouth to…
[skips]


genetic noise (source text missing)

, this snow
is
falling

on you,
on where
you stand,
on where
you
stood

[deleted]

--

it

[barely audible] , it

--

, happens,
even

in the antipodes,
this snow
hits
your arriving-

place

--

as modulations in
the after-

image, the
partition-
ed, lit
sequence
of [absences]

on sky-

--

as winter came, has
come, now
from the
other. sided
from the one, and

pointed
there

--

to skies. cast

as [name?],
as [date?], strung

in the radio
as micro- weave &
wave,
as spoke
to no-
, to every-.

listening

--

-cast
as/to sea &
sky.

as/is to know
to list as

absent, see

[inspecific]

--

as cold is
not
a place it is
this ,[question]



Sally Ann McIntyre writes: "I'm an Australian by birth who's spent half my life in New Zealand, where I write (poetry, art criticism, radio documentaries, the occasional script), make radio/art (i'm a NZ producer for a global network of art radio stations, radia, and a transmission artist who's performed in New York, Portugal, Australia, as well as here in NZ), and curate (sound and media art are my research interests). I also have a current day job teaching in the English and Media Studies Dept of Massey University, Wellington.

My poetry's been published in Meanjin, Cordite, Landfall, Sport, Masthead, Moria, Aught, and various other places... I just got a Creative New Zealand New Work grant to write / compile my first book. Which i'm doing very slowly. These are some of its unpublished constituent parts."
 
 
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1 Comments:

Blogger so you tell me said...

I enjoyed 'negotiations" tight, imagery with a sharp twist of nuts at the end..

6:36 PM  

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