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I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.Oscar Wilde
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Friedrich Nietzsche
“Giving style” to one’s character - a great and rare art! It is exercised by those who see all the strengths and weaknesses of their own natures and then comprehend them in an artistic plan until everything appears as art and reason and even weakness delights the eye.”
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Norah Vincent
“There is a time in a boy’s life when the sweetness is pounded out of him; and tenderness, and the ability to show what he feels, is gone.”
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Simone Weil
“We have to endure the discordance between imagination and fact. It is better to say, “I am suffering,” than to say, “This landscape is ugly.”
Simone Weil

J.G. Ballard
“The marriage of reason and nightmare that dominated the 20th century has given birth to an ever more ambiguous world. Across the communications landscape move the spectres of sinister technologies and the dreams that money can buy. Thermo-nuclear weapons systems and soft-drink commercials coexist in an overlit realm ruled by advertising and pseudo-events, science and pornography. Over our lives preside the great twin leitmotifs of the 20th century – sex and paranoia…In a sense, pornography is the most political form of fiction, dealing with how we use and exploit each other, in the most urgent and ruthless way.”
J.G. Ballard

Søren Kierkegaard
“What is existence for but to be laughed at if men in their twenties have already attained the utmost?”
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Dead People on Holiday (Poetry)
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Description: Two poems from my latest book, a fusion of my poetry and digital art that has been ten years in the making. It's available to order from, Barnes and Noble, Waterstones, Foyles, WH Smith and all good bookshops. Get a veek for trhe book on; or read about its origins on “The living”, it has been said, “are dead people on holiday”. This book is a ten-year testimony to one man’s living death, concluding in acceptance and at least the chance of a return to hope, love and a new life. The poetry here pulls apart the inner sadness of encroaching age and irredeemable failure, with a candour which for most of us has to be kept stifled, silent, perhaps barely even thought. But this is a book which surmounts despair; and for the narrator here as much as for anyone else: if these are the ashes of a failed life, they are the ashes from which a phoenix can rise. And yes, someday it will. Stephen Jackson’s fusion of his own poetry with digital imagery has been acclaimed as “hauntingly beautiful...tight, life-affirming”. His account has been called “fascinating and amazing”: with a texture of writing comparable to John Donne’s. Soft cover ISBN: 978-1-4500-3968-0 Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4500-3969-7
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