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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

The Day Bowie Died - a poem in response

I have a very new poem 'The Day Bowie Died' just published on The Bogman's Cannon. It is 'after' Frank O'Hara's poem 'The Day Lady Died', which O'Hara wrote about the day Billie Holiday died in 1959. 

Lulu, Gary Barlow, Mick Hucknall, Cliff Richard, Kanye West, and Noel Gallagher - cultural and philosophical heroes of mine every one of them - all get a mention. 
Kanye West - still alive
Noel Gallagher - still alive (at least in theory)

Our cat Ziggy makes a guest appearance at the end.