John Denny was born in London in 1972 and brought up in the Midlands. His work has been published widely in international poetry magazines and anthologies. His work is influenced by themes of magical realism, the French New Wave and classical poetry. Englandcollapsed is his debut collection of poems.
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I live in fear of sinister artists,
hiding in bars,
whose materials are men and women,
taking it all in,
they make you conscious of your own breathing.
‘You're a piece of work, aren't you? '
I am going to make up my own praise
because the city has turned itself
into a work of art,
as if to dare you to be something more
than you are,
more than you are not.
The most salient image of the 20th century
and you still can't get it right ~
can't you see
the world is under threat,
from pale wagons loaded with dead ...