About the Poems
by Ross Brighton
For me poetry is, first and foremost, a process of building, poiesis, a "making". Piling words, graphemes, phonemes, tones; the sound, the visual and aural texture. Make it stutter, shift - I love the strange rhymes of Ronald Johnson.
As with the emphasis I've placed on the sonic and visual, I see a strong interconnection with music and the visual arts - the staccato of The Birthday Party, the careful constructs of Nurse With Wound or John Wiese, the dronescapes of the Dead C and Handful of Dust (the name there provides a link also); to Merz, collage, vispo, and the works of various video artists.
Everything is interconnections (the Deleuzian assemblage spreads outward in ever-increasing circles), I see my position as finding of creating those links, then seeing what happens.