Chris Tyrimos

Chris Tyrimos
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I have written both poetry and prose intermittently since 2005. Some major influences, to name a choice few, can be found in Lewis Carroll, J.G Ballard, Jonathan Swift, Philip Larkin, Ted Hughes, J.D Salinger, Ray Bradbury, George Orwell, Emile Zola and David Harsent.

The first poetry book I purchased was Ted Hughes's 'Birthday letters' as a sixteen year old in 1998; and shortly after Larkin's 'High Windows' [1974]. Words can't alone explain the world I entered on reading 'Birthday Letters' and as for Larkin, exceptional and equally capable in his style. I can't separate the two, in their abilities. I prefer Hughes and Larkin, to their predecessors John Betjeman, Thomas Hardy and ... more »

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Mercury In Sagittarius

Unlit inky Rum, ebony dark chocolate, a Valrhona Grands Crus assortment box.
They keep discussing ‘Science, technology and Backbenchers’ on Radio 4.
Droll John Prescott waxes lyrical, still, best known for his episodes of knee-jerk spasmodic violence.
Pitch black juxtapositions, a collection of symbols in a bewildering equation.

Fountain Pens, fighting and the provenance of that famous Ferrari*.
These adolescent ideas that struck a deal with my constitutional personality.
Tree-houses, train sets, and black tie event fantasies at the Chateau de Fontainebleau.
Mix race ...

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