Author Archives: davidofnash

Work

As part of a collaboration with the artist Rob Crosse at Kingsgate Workshops I wrote this series of (prose?) poems. The work is called “In Case of Death”, and it is, among other things, an instruction manual on how to reverse … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New things

Having not updated this for a year and a half, it might be time to do something. First off, here is a link to a poem I wrote as part of Nevada Street Poets for the Mary Evans Picture Library … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Here is a poem I was asked to write for the birth of my nephew. It wouldn’t have got written if I hadn’t been asked, which makes it feel something of a surrogate (ironically). But that is not the point. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

New and unedited, sort of kind of.

Killing It  I killed it, in his words, and really I had left him awe-struck. I killed it: mastery to the point of murder. I left to buy fruit And returned to find he hadn’t budged, to find his hand … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Something pastoral, with Achill Island in mind.

Cirque Time and time again she has Said that she will only ever Swim in corries, as though There were a hierarchy of waters, As though the cirque were high art And all the world’s pools and rivers only drivel. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Poem that won’t sit down for me.

I’ve spent months editing and re-editing this but it won’t behave, so I’ve decided to expose  it to the world and see how it likes it. Maybe someone can help. By way of a preface: during WW2, a Nazi fighter … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Song of lies

Here is something old and edited. It’s taken from a series of poems based on an old tradition called the ‘song of lies’, a kind of machismo displayed through oral poetry – whoever is the most fantastical wins, whichever the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment