Corey Wakeling

Corey Wakeling is a writer and critic living in Tokyo. He is the author of collections Gargantuan Terrier, Buggy or Dinghy (Vagabond Press 2012), Goad Omen (Giramondo 2013), and The Alarming Conservatory (Giramondo 2018), and a monograph on Samuel Beckett's dramaturgy entitled Beckett's Laboratory: Experiments in the Theatre Enclosure (Methuen Bloomsbury 2021). Corey holds a PhD in English and Theatre Studies from the University of Melbourne. His next collection is entitled Debts of the Robots.

John Malley: Catastrophe Willing

You, tall Kosciusko, Smooth as buttocks, I trade Blows with your arsenal. Kosciusko, better than Patterson, Your pockets weigh the world Down with silver dollars. The Americas are broad, Stupid. When is the next operatic Catastrophe? I do not want …

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John Malley: Soil of Brie

crossroad shit-hound bound to concupiscent literalness boundary-barker, holing up in a shift-shop gears, open for years selling antique British motorcycle parts on the highway abides the devil, on a freeway, on a bench running motors to exhaustion fumes blackening throats …

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Beneath "Saw"

after Bella Li’s ‘You Saw Me First Isabella’   You, beneath “saw”. Your “me”, window-first. Tongue Isabella stilled passing dagger; for at indifference my “I” throat smiled you in. Mistook spite. My “of silence”. Myself.   The ewe wind alone …

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