Fake poem

Niall O’Sullivan‘s started a blog of fake poems (as well as editing my pamphlet, hosting London’s premier open mic night, teaching at London Met University, being a full-time dad and writing a few poems).

My fake poem, The Smile, appears here.

What’s a fake poem? Here’s what it says in the blog’s About section:

when we say a poem is a “fake poem” we don’t mean that it is inferior, if anything we mean the opposite. a lot of poetry suffers from a sense of its own importance. interesting things happen when conventional and unconventional texts veer towards the poetic. interesting things happen when poems forget that they are poems. this blog is a literary version of that moment when a child tries to look at the edge of their vision but doesn’t quite get there quickly enough.

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