Void Voices sample

Modelled loosely on Dante’s Inferno, Void Voices is a descent into the Hell that is our contemporary culture. Dante’s guide to the underworld was Virgil; mine is an undead T S Eliot. Along the way, the reader is assailed by a cacophony of heterogeneous material, including fragments of song lyrics, doctored news stories, lines from old poems, transcriptions of nonsense texts generated by Google Translate, automatic writing and dark satire. Each of the poem’s 34 sections is preceded by a surreal, glitchy artwork, which foreshadows some of the themes and imagery.
A free sample of the first four sections of my poem (corresponding to Cantos 1 – 4 of the Inferno) is available here.
Void Voices is available from Hesterglock Press here.
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Void Voices

Void Voices is a nightmare in 34 parts.

Void Voices is a fly-blown cacophony.

Void Voices is a love letter from a cyborg.

Void Voices is a nasty feast.

Void Voices is salt on a slug,

Void Voices is a black and red machine that overwrites your memories.

Void Voices is a dumping ground for defective literary devices and other amusements.

Void Voices is a white silhouette on a white background.

Void Voices is a thorn in your eye.

Void Voices is a communion with an undead poet.

Void Voices is a symphony for violins, down-tuned electric guitars, broken synthesisers and wolves.

Void Voices is a glitch in Donald Trump’s face.

Void Voices is an advert for the life you already lead.

Void Voices is a flooded utopia.

Void Voices is a song inside a song.

Void Voices is the Bird King’s doppelgänger.

Void Voices is damp laughter.

Void Voices is #EndTimesPizza

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