Robin’s Poemography

From 1975 to the present.

POWERLAND MINDS published in 1979 by Fiddlehead is my first book of poems. It is composed of two suites: South Pole Poems and Capone. See Poetry home page for more information, videos, example poems, etc...

NEON DUST STORM (Poetry from 1975 to 1999)

Part One: Love Poems (late 70's, early 80's)

NO VERDANT PHILOSOPHY
CROCODILE DREAM
THE SAND EYE
SHE SAID
HOT CASHEW SUMMER
HOT WAX
RED DRESS
MUSCLE
MY OLD WOMAN
TRUE LOVE, MY DENTAL HYGIENIST
I'LL BE HUNGER ON YOUR SAVAGE PARROT GREEN
SHE DIDN'T QUITE DIE
THE LAST MILE
FEATHER
PIG ASSASSIN
MOTFORD
AND THERE THE COAST
GHETTO ROMANCE
AUNT

Part Two: History (early, mid 80's)

Chagall Poems - Selection:
Born again...
Let us sing the rabbi song...
Child illness...
The boot sign fishes...
Olga, show me your leg...
In the cemetery...

Elvis Poems - Selection:
WILDERNESS
IN THE KING'S HEART
DARK HERMIT
THE KING IS WED
ASSASSIN
AUTOPSY
INTERVIEW

Part Three: Candy Desert (mid to late 80's)
LOVE ARMY #1
LOVE ARMY #2
WITNESS #1
WITNESS #2
BLACK NEON CHILD #1
BLACK NEON CHILD #2
GLUE MOVIE

Part Four: Pathology (mid to late 90's)
DEATH POEM
AS I LAY LIVING
EDDYRANT
THE GREAT NECKING SCENE
WAVES RIP MY MIND
F-CUBED
THE EMPTY BOX
ON CALL
THE LONG DAY
WITH HAND MOVEMENTS
THAT-A-WAY
BLOOD ON THE SAUCER
DIRT BITS
DIRT BITES
HURRICANE FRAN
THE MATTER OF ATTITUDE
TIME RUT
THE INSTINCT OF MY ABBATOIR
PATHOLOGY
BEYOND MAINE
HALF-LIFE
RED LINE
MMMMMMMMMM
RAT BRAIN APPARATUS
YOU ARE WHAT YOU SAY
THINGS...
INFATUATION
DUALITY
HUNGER
IN THE LAND
MY HAND
THE WIND IN THE BREEZE
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
DREAMS OF THE SAUSAGE FACTORY OR DIVORCE 101
FLESH ELECTRIC
HOWLING
ASCRIBING TO NORM
I HOWLED
FOX, TERRY
JOHNNYMAN WEIGHT
INSOMNIA

Three suites of poems from the early 1980’s have not yet been included in Neon Dust Storm. They are

SEMAPHORE (Poetry from 1999-2009) 1999:
DINNER
FATHER/DAUGHTER
THE KILL
BLACK BIRD
POSSIBLE
IF YOU ARE 80 THEN YOU HAVE BEEN AROUND FAR TOO SHORT
AN UN-JONESTOWN WEEKEND
THE HAM YARD
LOVER SAYS IT’S BAD LUCK TO KILL A SPIDER
RIVER
KOSOVO BOY
DID I DO THE DOG OR DID THE DOG DO ME
ALL DAUGHTERS
2 OLD MEN
2 GULL EXPERIENCES
RED CRY
BARBARIC PERFECTION
DOLL TIMES DEUX
HOW VERY VENUS

2000:
CONCOCTION
FEB 14 LOVE
LOVE JUNE 13
YOU ASK ME FOR SOMETHING
FRANK THE FLY
TREE CUT
DEBRIS
6 V’s
ODE TO THE WEB
MR. EX-MOUSE
CROWVEN POEMS

2001:
THE FRAGILE MANIPULATOR
LAND POETICS
ANESTHESIA
ANAESTHESIA
TERMINATOR TECHNOLOGY
TIME’S UP
SWEET

2002:
IT IS A DAY OF LOVE
TWO RAVENS CIRCLE TOGETHER
I STRETCH MY FINGERS UP
YOU CAN’T THINK TO YOURSELF
LET US LOVE ALL OUR BLEMISHES
EXTREME SPORTS FOR MOTHS
CONFLICT DIAMONDS
DR. ANIMAL’S SIGHT EVENT
TWO PENNIES

2003:
BIGGER THAN ANY SUN

2004:
13 ESSENTIALS TO THE AUTHENTIC WEAKNESS OF BEING
POTREE DAY
APRIL FOOL 04

2005:
TUNNEL WELL
WAKELIN’S 20TH
LOOKIN GOOD FILLIN BAD
TECHNOLOGICAL HASTE
ANCHORS AWAY
THE LOVE OF IS
UNLOCK THE BEAST

2006:
INTENSIVE CARE EUNUCH
WHETHER WEATHER
SUSAN AND JOHN
STILL ALIVE
VALENTINE
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
TIME
JUST JOKING

2007:
EVERYBODY HAS A BLOODY OPINION
LOOK AT WHAT COULD BE YOU
FIFTY-HEAVEN TODAY

2008:
Credo Libido
SO FINE
LOVE EYES
SMELLING HAS BEEN OVERLOOKED
PARSE MY CREEDO
MY ADORATIVE LALALA
DO ME
WATCH AND LISTEN

Day-to-Day Mind
TOGETHER THEY SAY WHAT
JUST BEEN ENTERED
IT’S ALL IN THE SHOES
THE AUTOMATIC PNEUMONIC
REINVENT
THE ESTIMATE
ANYTHING FOR A REP
NOW
MORTAL COIL
CONVINCE ME
WHY IS EVERYTHING IN THE LAST PLACE I LOOK
BREAKING FAST

Politico Ratio
POLI-SCHTICKS
A POLITICIAN’S INTERNAL MONOLOGUE AS THE SPIKE OF JUSTICE PLANTS ITSELF BETWEEN HIS EYES
CAMPAIGN RUST
ELECTION NIGHT NICHE
THE UNDOTTED LINE
BOOZE SHRINKS BRAINS
NEW RULE CAPITALISM
ABOVE THE SLIME
ONE IS NOT
HOLOCAUST DAY 1
AUSCHWITZ BLUEPRINTS
NOVEMBER11th

The Hospital
FATHER TIME
IN AGAIN
TAKING BLOOD
EMERGE WORLD 1
EMERGE WORLD 2
EMERGE WORLD 3
LEVEL 3
ISOLATION
VITALITY
BENT
NEEDLE WOMAN
C. DIFF
THROWING RANGS
PROBABLY

Birds Bugs and Land
BUZZ MY HEADGEAR
SON OF FRANK THE FLY

DIVISION REVISON (a suite of poems on the December 6th, anniversary of the Montreal Massacre – work in progress till dec 6 09)

2009: Still in progress, but will include The Paris Poems.

 

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