This summer saw the release of Adam Warne’s debut pamphlet, Suffolk Bang, published by Gatehouse Press. Warne’s fractured, ‘spooked songs’ draw on folklore and an ethnographic study of his native Suffolk. Below are two new poems.
chronic perennial, similar to spinach though borne on a serrated margin, cast out, malignant also in nitrogenous soil, take with a long hollow horizon to banish bronchospasms, catkins pendulous outside the confines of society
healing herpes, procumbent beside split, come by common spreads, lovers and madmen have five petals, pink and streaked across, in woodland alluding to Robin Goodfellow, are not you he, nope, peeps from the bank or slope, arrive again in April in company of cuckoo cuckoo