invited me to help reflect on the Incarnation with a joint exhibition with conceptual artist David McCulloch. The exhibition is entitled: PROMISES PROMISES
It is exhibited at 9a Ward Road, Dundee, Scotland from December 1st-31st.
My contribution was an experimentation with writing a ‘concrete’ poem, which is displayed between David’s contribution: two marble squares inscribed (one forward and one reversed) with the legend: ‘WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IS ELSEWHERE’.
Here’s the poem:
won’t claim it.
The Stab won’t touch it.
They can’t see it and refuse other-
wise to feel it. Yet it burns like stars on the whorls of their fingers and lingers like a burnt offering in their no-
strils and like ash-into-beauty on the
-ir tongues. Dig ears to see.
Dig eyes to h