5x5x5x5x5x by Peter Reading – Audio

5x5x5x5x5x, Peter Reading, 1983
Publisher: Ceolfrith Press

graphic for Peter Reading, 5x5x5x5x5x

5x5x5x5x5 was conceived as collaboration with artist, David Butler, and originally published with his images. It consists of 5 sections, each section of 5 units, each unit 5 stanzas, each stanza 5 lines, each line 5 syllables (there is one hypercatalectic line in 2 v). 5 personae are observed in 5 (licensed) locations.
The following is the first two stanzas of Unit 1, Section 1:
A dead wombat, stuffed
with contemptuous
disregard for all
anatomical
possibility,
is nailed to a beam
with a Davy lamp
and a World War I
gas-mask and a glass
fashioned like a boot.

Portions of this podcast are explicit and contain adult language.

You may learn more about Peter Reading on the Lannan website.

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