Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Gary Hughes - Speak Easy 23/02/10

Closing the first half of the February Speak Easy is our featured poet of the night, Gary Hughes, who Sarah aptly describes as wonderful if slightly confusing. I was certainly confused, Ive never seen The Wire. But I hear good things.

I hear good things from Gary Hughes too. The first poem was completely lost on me, but much of the audience found it hilarious, and to be honest, the delivery was good enough for even the most po faced to issue a titter. The second poem also concerned something I wasnt quite sure about, but the wonderfully bohemian seeming Gary seems to assure us that were not really supposed to get just what it is that hes talking about. Name dropping Schrödinger rather than Shelley, he moves on through two more poems the explanation of the first of these makes the poem even more complicated the fourth and final poem once again returns to the theme of love which seems to run through the night. Its about desire, and its called Darth Vader Suit. Make of that what you will.

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