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The Genial Tuesday

1560-70; < Latin geniālis festive, jovial, pleasant, equivalent to geni(us) tutelary deity, the spirit of social enjoyment + -ālis -al 1825-35; < Greek génei(on) chin derivative of gén(ys) jaw (compare Latin gena) + -al Geneion. Chin. “Take it on the … Continue reading

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An Electric Areopagitica

…is it this video in which Will Self dutifully gives us the rundown on the 20th Century novel, literature and the internet? Yep. The talk heats up at around the 37: 30 mark, with the laudable question: “Well what’s going … Continue reading

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Reading Rosemary Tonks

The main duty of the poet is to excite — to send the senses reeling — Rosemary Tonks Clearly I missed something. Bloodaxe’s collection of Rosemary Tonks’s Collected Poems and Selected Prose; Bedouin of the London Evening has been out … Continue reading

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Only the Gods Can Save Us; Jason Reza Jorjani’s ‘Prometheus and Atlas’, A Footnote

A somewhat belated link to my Counter-Currents review of Jorjani’s Prometheus and Atlas, available here. I also thought to provide a speculative footnote to that text, and will return to these topics of myth — particularly in relation to Tsarion’s … Continue reading

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Manchester and Wyndham Lewis

I have been back in England a month now, and thought to write up my visit to the IWP North‘s exhibition of Wyndham Lewis, titled Life, Art, War. It would be best to preface this summary of my feelings here by … Continue reading

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Towards an Interdimensional Poetics (part 4)

Two Serpents There were two serpents… and the sixties was busy discovering the antithesis to the reigning dragon, not understanding the Mosaic consequences that still held them in its grip: the name… Rothschild. deleted, originally, in The Cantos. This was … Continue reading

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The Halls of Intuition

Nothing was ever discovered by logic. All things are discovered by intuition, as the lives of the great mathematicians and scientists prove again and again. Logic plods after intuition, and verifies discoveries in its own pedestrian way. Logic is a … Continue reading

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The Enigma; A Higginson-Dickinson Complex

If, as opposed to the Archon, the artist is the arch-maker of epochs, the poet, the singer, the composer… if this is true then science – instead of working in a materialist mode against the poet’s fashioning of his mystic … Continue reading

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Towards an Interdimensional Poetics (part 3)

What has been juggled for the two years since this site was last active? Many things… psychological location, physical location. A surfeit of locations. A gaggle of contributors to The Fiend… many gone to the wind. But there is a … Continue reading

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Response to Jerome Rothenberg’s ‘A Poem for the Cruel Minority’

[The following is an unedited response, initially posted on facebook. I intend to work my rejection into a larger piece of prose on politics, particularly in relation to contemporary western poetry and its more established figures. It was not only … Continue reading

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