Basil

This poem is in Portable Document Format; click the second link below to download. It was first published in issue one of a poetry journal called MAR. As far as I can remember this undated issue appeared sometime in 1989. I was invited to contribute by its anonymous editors, presumably they had picked up my name through the Association of Little Presses. There is a typo in Basil, the last line should actually read “You ’ave lost a Backgammon!”, and not as printed. The scan below also includes Nihilism As An Artform (which was published in the same issue), the front cover, and the contributors’ list, which appeared on the inside back cover.

Basil
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