LUKE DAVIS -- POEMS

luka

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yeah its brilliant. sadly the other ones arent quite as good. theyre still ok though i think.
 

luka

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it began on a tablet, on acid, letting the precitive text make decisions but not all of it was written that way
 
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Benny B

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I mean, I like the whole concept behind it, the tablet and predictive text, how it all ties in with how you're forced to read it and take it in.
 
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luka

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yes sorry about that. that year was a disaster on every level. turning 40 is bad juju.
 

luka

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the version in this book was supposed to be a drastically edited version as the poem is very uneven in my opinion (and in jenks') but sufi ignored my wishes and published it in full
 

Benny B

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Finished Prediction Tablet (no idea where you would start with cutting it down. Where would you start? What would be the criteria?) and onto On the Scrapheap now.
Was this written in the covid lockdown? The word 'furlough' has cropped up a couple of times, but it's not just that. It seems very much a portrait of UK of this period, very British somehow. Quite topical in places, in other words.
There's also an 'eco' theme in there I think too - ragged dolphins washed up on the beach, plastic in the gut, anguished oceans, extinctions. Lots of animals - alligators, crocodiles, frogs, seals, cheetahs, deer, lemurs, owls, etc
 
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Benny B

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Pre covid
Ah right, wow. Probably me reading too much into things then, as per usual. I don't think I was even familiar with the word furlough before the lockdowns, not exactly a commonly used word before then, was it?
 

Benny B

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This is really fun, I wouldn't say it's not as good as prediction tablet, might even be better. A bit less dark and less staccato than PT, loads of great lines, constant surprises. I loved the appearance of the "Hovis lad on cobble hill legs AKIMBO. picking up speed"
 
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