Sunday, 27 November 2011

The taste of milk and honey cloys; the cork on my wine smells of diapers.
The speed of mice's brown eyes is fast but the speed of my gun is faster.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011


tonight at 19h



at Carr's Pub
1 rue de Mont Thabor (75001)


Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Interview and reading

An extract from my poem Shelf along with a French translation by Oulipian poet, Ian Monk, has just been published in the Swiss newspaper, La Cité. There is also an interview with me and some original artwork by Israel Garcia Montero.

In the good old tradition of poetic back-scratching I will be hosting Ian at the next Poets Live reading on the 22nd November. Paris-resident, Amy Hollowell and former Paris-resident, Megan Fernandes will also be reading. More on all three readers can be found here.

Monday, 7 November 2011

New poetry at nthposition

There is new work up at nthposition. This month sees poems from:

Bob Brooks
James McLaughlin
Gary J. Shipley
Hicham Bensassi
John Dutterer

Anyone wishing to submit work should do so at rquintav AT gmail DOT com. Maximum of six poems plus a short biographical note. No attachments please.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Saturday, 5 November 2011


Some recent extracts from my work-in-progress, Shelf, are now online at Ian Seed's excellent webzine, Shadowtrain.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

7 billion

These are the sweetest Lucretian days;
the balance of atoms shifts towards man,
who watches, exquisite, as his own ship goes down.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

clench and surrender