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Dominic Fox – Half Cocks

Dominic Fox Half Cocks

Published 2011, Hardback with dustcover
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‘Half Cocks’ is a sequence of 50 fifty word poems. Here’s one about Gawain and The Green Knight:

FOR CLOSURE SEEK the chapel of mischance,
moss-cushioned grotto of seasonal
restitution, where the sharpest blades

hang out. Self-harm approximates
that ritual whereby one wound
requites another; but without mercy,

which sometimes is worth sticking
your neck out for, and by the devil’s
luck emerging upright, nearly-scathed.

Dominic Fox is a writer, poet and musician working in London. He has published a work of philosophy, Cold World: The aesthetics of dejection and the politics of militant dysphoria (Zero Books, 2009). He grew up in Ross-on-Wye and was educated at Lincoln College, Oxford. He performs and records shoegazing folk-rock as “w/trem”, and blackened experimental metal as “Spiral Jacobs” (an album ‘Haintology’ is available). He blogs at http://codepoetics.com/octoblog/

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