Swells by John Hegley

I first saw Seething Wells speak his ranting banter
at a CAST New Variety night in Shepherd’s Bush.
This rabid Ringo at the drumkit of language.
This red hot-handed crop brushing grit spitting
rush of Northern Soul. 1983 maybe and
Mad as Bradford.
fast-boarding great balls of bite
straight from the chip fat
at bat-breaking speed
this blindly blathering beast
jarring with the jingoistic, lingo going all ballistic
Seething Wells Spoken.

John Hegley
(both poets worked on the buses)



One thought on “Swells by John Hegley

  1. Colin Hankey

    Love the way it rattles and rolls, wants to fall from your mouth at a breakneck speed , it seems to be seething itself as the words fight each other to get out of the screen.


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