“Sod the wine, I want to suck on the writing. This man White is an instinctive writer, bloody rare to find one who actually pulls it off, as in still gets a meaning across with concision. Sharp arbitrage of speed and risk, closest thing I can think of to Cicero’s ‘motus continuum animi.’

Probably takes a drink or two to connect like that: he literally paints his senses on the page.”

DBC Pierre (Vernon God Little, Ludmila’s Broken English, Lights Out In Wonderland ... Winner: Booker prize; Whitbread prize; Bollinger Wodehouse Everyman prize; James Joyce Award from the Literary & Historical Society of University College Dublin)





09 February 2014



Billy Graham

it’s coming under the door

before everything out there freezes

not like slaters with all those busy feet

but more streamlined and confident

and flat and wide

like a mat of slug

expanding into the kitchen

it peels open horizontally like a zip

the top lip curling up and out with those hairy teeth

and then the flouros go on at the back of its ten foot throat

and out steps Billy Graham in an overcoat

King James Bible in his hand

Hullo he says

I’m Billy Graham

the damn thing’s phlegm all over him

Philip White



1 comment:

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