Carcinogenic Poetry Recap No. 6

Beckett’s Private Hell

strange
how Beckett merits
unmoved performance.

the design,
a gloomy chamber,
fretful, profound and fresh.

the figure,
a man,
a gammy left leg of long habit.

the portrait,
incarcerated,
weakness grown with hate

a problem actor,
starving,
enables inflection.

his child,
an invisible pipe of irony,
the source of crippling guilt.

Studded,
he undercuts
restless effects,

sacrifices music,
designs a world
without performance.

Kevin Reid lives and works as a librarian in Angus, Scotland. He has a first class MA Hons. in English Literature. He has lived in a various polemic communities in the North East of Scotland. He also lived naked in a tipi community in the Spanish mountains. When not buying or reading books he writes, paints and enjoys the creative magnificence of digital technology. His work has appeared in The Plebian RagEviscerator Heaven, and accepted for The Recusant and next edition of Eleutheria. At present he is working on a collection for his first chapbook.

Originally published on December 13, 2009 at Carcinogenic Poetry.

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VGP Anthology No. 3: National Poetry Month 2010


Released: April 20, 2010
Edited by Michael Aaron Casares
Pages: 48 total
Cover Art by Michael Mc Aloran
Contributors: Akila Amina, Saroj Gartaula, David S. Pointer, J.J. Steinfeld, Christa Pandey, Kevin Reid, Anna Coakley, Dr. Ehud Sela, John J. Trause, Felino A. Soriano, Kyle Ferguson, Brian K. Ladd, D.L. Rose, Kristina England, Michael Mc Aloran, Glenn D’ Alessio, and Amelia Hoff.



Virgogray is proud to announce the release of its newest chapbook anthology, The National Poetry Month 2010 edition! Several poems have been compiled by poets and writers the world over to bring a fine anthology celebrating National Poetry. Once a year we are given a month to revel in the written word and we’re releasing this anthology as a commemoration of that revelry. The National Poetry Month VGP chapbook anthology contains several fine contributions to the written word from poets, including: Michael McAloran, Kyle Ferguson, Paul Bralower, Dr. Ehud Sela, Christa Pandey, Anna Coakley, Brian K. Ladd, D.L. Rose, Saroj Gartaula, Felino Sorriano, J.J. Steinfeld, Kevin Reid, Kristina England, David S. Pointer, and Glenn D’Alessio. A wonderful addition to the Virgogray library, Virgogray has not released a finer gathering of voices yet, so get your copy today! $10

VGP National Poetry Month Anthology

VGP Chapbook Anthology: National Poetry Month 2010 Edition


Virgogray is proud to announce the release of its newest chapbook anthology, The National Poetry Month 2010 edition! Several poems have been compiled by poets and writers the world over to bring a fine anthology celebrating National Poetry. Once a year we are given a month to revel in the written word and we’re releasing this anthology as a commemoration of that revelry. The National Poetry Month VGP chapbook anthology contains several fine contributions to the written word from poets, including: Michael McAloran, Kyle Ferguson, Paul Bralower, Dr. Ehud Sela, Christa Pandey, Anna Coakley, Brian K. Ladd, D.L. Rose, Saroj Gartaula, Felino Sorriano, J.J. Steinfeld, Kevin Reid, Kristina England, David S. Pointer, and Glenn D’Alessio. A wonderful addition to the Virgogray library, Virgogray has not released a finer gathering of voices yet, so get your copy today!