Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards is a Sydney-based poet whose publications include People of Earth and After Naptime, both from Vagabond Press.

Rat Chow

Reconstituted from selected chunks of John Ashbery’s Flow Chart “… the top of the volcano has been successfully glued back on, and who is to say we aren’t invited?” — Flow Chart, p. 167 1. The incubus awoke from a …

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Spare a Thought

I thought it was raining. I said on the phone oh god it’s my face and an involuntary avalanche of motion called him and he picked up. But it fell into place. I was shaky at the beginning. At that …

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What’s more

Nature, to give due credit, was deeply abducted by the 1960s. Betty and Barney, for example, revealed under hypnosis how they got Barney’s binoculars to dot UFOs: it was simply a matter of training science to spot their amazed eyewitness …

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Derrière monde

To distinguish fact from fantasy, Miss Satin had grown from the headdress upward into gay explanations and ratty descriptions. The letter to Baudelaire had come, or purported to come, from features of the terrestrial décor — theatre programs, dinner menus, …

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