The Loss of Sense

by Colin Dardis

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New release for National Poetry Day 2020

"...what use for hands test various positions flat cupped gripping rest dead no use feel uneasy with presence empty feeling nothing clarify they feel the nothingness clarify further the nothingness of what is at hand no life no other life to hold imagine concrete statue fixed position lovers none..."

THE LOSS OF SENSE is an experimental prose poem in twenty-four parts. Framed within the context of a twenty-four hour cycle, the poem breaks down typical sentence construction and use of language to mirror the seemingly non-linear thought processes of the depressed mind.


released October 1, 2020

COLIN DARDIS is a poet, editor and sound artist, based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His work has been listed in the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing, Over The Edge New Writer of the Year Award, and the Saboteur Awards, as well as being published widely throughout Ireland, the UK and USA. Previous collections include The Dogs of Humanity (Fly on the Wall Press, 2019), the x of y (Eyewear, 2018), Post-Truth Blues (Locofo Chaps, Moria Books, 2017) and Dōji: A Blunder (Lapwing, 2013).


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