Gary Cummiskey

Gary Cummiskey was born in England in 1963 and apart from a short stint in London in 2001-2002 has lived in Johannesburg since 1983. He is the author of several chapbooks of poems including When Apollinaire Died (1996), Reigning Gloves (2000), Bog Docks (2005), Today is their Creator (2008) and Romancing the Dead (2009). In 2009 he co-edited, with Eva Kowalska, Who was Sinclair Beiles?, a collection of writings about the South African Beat poet. In 1994 he founded Dye Hard Press, a small publishing venture that has published about 26 titles. His most recent chapbook of poems is Sky Dreaming, published by Graffiti Kolkata, India, in 2011.



Opgedateer/Updated: 2011-06-07

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Insomnia

Gary Cummiskey 2012-12-04 Gary Cummiskey recounts his latest bout of insomnia in this poem featuring a vomiting cat and Patti Smith.

Procedure

Gary Cummiskey 2012-12-04 Gary Cummiskey on the pain of procedure.

Key

Gary Cummiskey 2012-12-04 A short poem by Gary Cummiskey.

Do Not Enter

Gary Cummiskey 2012-04-25 The fourth poem in the "Araki" series by Gary Cummiskey. 

Empty Mattresses

Gary Cummiskey 2012-04-25 The third poem in the "Araki" series by Gary Cummiskey.

Crutch

Gary Cummiskey 2012-04-25 Crutch is the second poem in the "Araki" series by Gary Cummiskey. 

Matchbox

Gary Cummiskey 2012-04-25 Matchbox is the first poem in the "Araki" series by Gary Cummiskey 

Araki

Gary Cummiskey 2012-04-25 "Araki" is a cycle of poems by Gary Cummiskey based on photographs by the Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki.

Bruise

Gary Cummiskey 2012-04-25 The fifth poem in the "Araki" series by Gary Cummiskey. 

Drift

Gary Cummiskey 2012-04-25 The final poem in the "Araki" series by Gary Cummiskey

Masks

Gary Cummiskey 2012-04-25 The sixth poem in the "Araki" series by Gary Cummiskey 

Colours

Gary Cummiskey 2012-04-25  The seventh poem in the "Araki" series by Gary Cummiskey

"Watched/watching" Reimagined: Gerhard van Wyk

Gary Cummiskey 2011-07-05 Click here to read the poem. Click here for more information about this project.

"Watched/watching" Reimagined: Gerhard van Wyk

Gary Cummiskey 2011-07-05 Click here to read the poem. Click here for more information about this project.

"Backpack" Reimagined: Celia Claase

Gary Cummiskey 2011-06-22 Click on the image to see larger version. Click here to read the poem. Click here for more information about this project.
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