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Monday, 9 March 2015

Poem of the Week: A.C.Bevan

Each week in March we are featuring a poem from one of the new Rack pamphlets published in 2015 and this week the chosen poem is from A.C. Bevan's collection, De'ath & Daughters. You can order it now from this site using the Paypal button (£5).


 …peeled the apple before she ate it, 
cored & pared & separated 
into bite-size halves & quarters, pipped 
& pitted, & destalked it.

Then she named it: Golden Russet,
Maiden’s Blush, Sweet Delicious,
Adams Pearmain, Yellow Tremlett’s.
Made her pies & crumbles, pressed it
into pomace, sauce, fermented 
juices, sparkling wines of moonshine,
applejack & scrumpy cider.
& after several pints of snakebite,
danced stark naked & debauchèd 
with a serpent through the orchard.


A.C. Bevan reading from his new collection at the Rack
Press launch in London last month
Photo: Paul Bevan

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