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Stuart Buck

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Twitter: @stuartmbuck
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Biography

DEBUT COLLECTION 'CASUALLY DISCUSSING THE INFINITE' AVAILABLE NOW Casually Discussing the Infinite is the debut collection of the Yorkshire born, Wales dwelling poet Stuart Buck. Tackling issues both microscopic and magnificent, from snails to seismology, bacteria to the Big Bang, this diverse and often powerful collection of verse is the culmination of three years of writing and self-discovery. Life can be both brutal and brilliant, often at the same time, and these poems capture that synergy, of life and death, love and loathing. Both childlike and world-weary, they paint a haunting, mesmeric picture of life both yesterday, today and tomorrow. ORDER HERE - http://amzn.to/2opu5L2 READ A REVIEW HERE - http://bit.ly/2qJ22Ka CHAPBOOK OF MICRO-POETRY - http://amzn.to/2o6Su7y Stuart Buck. Writer, poet, damn fine cook and not bad at chess. I have spent most of my adult life working as a chef in busy kitchens with little time for any other pursuits. After giving it up in January 2015 I started writing poetry more frequently after previously dabbling in some of the shorter forms. My poems have been published in/on The Stare's Nest, Acumen, Cultured Vultures, Deadsnakes, Lost Souls Anthology, The Bitchin' Kitsch, Erbacce Journal, Rats Ass Review, The Seventh Quarry, Melancholy Hyperbole, Walking is Still Honest, Yellow Chair Review, The Haiku Journal, The Tanka Journal, Storyteller, Gambling the Aisle, The Sunflower Collective and Under the Fable. I have been a featured poet on 'Caught in the Net', Poetry Super Highway, artisticechoes and in FIVEPoetry. Shortlisted two years in a row for the Erbacce Prize.

Samples

sex poem twisted in infinity like white heat through a butterfly wing there will be fire at the end of days he says but right now i have grass growing through me right now i have teeth and tiny specks of crimson popping under my fine china skin he says there will be fire at the end of days milk, honey and the perfume of your neck at the dawning of the day, a dimming of the light we walked where the dew hung like punctuation on the whispers of grass as the sun slowly won its pyrrhic victory the little lamb begun to gleam its guts not long spilt by the invaders already a crow, perhaps a rook or a raven pecked through the glistening blemish of offal, wrestling with a tendon, a slippery eel of intestine an eye, as at a scandinavian feast, became the prized morsel i turned to look at you then, my child broken, for this is life and we must live it words in the silk Upon the maudlin coccolith we broke apart Yes, across needles god built us a bridge Shimmering vertebrae, silver, gold Don’t look down! Don’t look down! Between the discs is the beautiful ocean Through complex squint and spray, the deep dark And he, a spectral ladder - cast mithril locks our way And oh! Did we climb and clamber To feel his warm despair between our skins

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Wednesday 31 August 2016

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sat 23rd Sep 2017 18:15

Stu, thanks for your most recent comment. I've changed the'poem' a bit, and I'm only hoping I've not spoiled what you liked.

It refuses to be 'categorised' as any 'type' of form. It just fights back. And so I let it be what it is. I'm not sure it's 'poetry' at all.

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keith jeffries

Sun 20th Aug 2017 13:41

Stu, thank you for your recent comment on my latest poem. I understand what you say. Poets seem attracted by human existence and the world about us which provides a good deal to think about. I first approached religion in a rationalistic way. How did this all come to be? Why am I here? Then there is the faith approach of belief with little or no evidence. This path invariably steers people into some kind of institutionalised religious grouping be it Church , Temple or Mosque. I developed a faith but soon could not cope with institutionalised religion as I found it corrupt and controlling. As I apporach the age of seventy I would describe myself as a free thinker with a profound faith but not one determined by others. Thanks again for your comment. Keith

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elPintor

Thu 17th Aug 2017 01:11

Thanks for the comment on my profile picture, Stu. I sketched that years ago when I was spending much too much time in solitude and it is one of the few things that survived my return to the world.

I hope things are going well with your writing, fella..it's very good to hear from you.

Rachel

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Wed 2nd Aug 2017 15:57

Stuart, there is no Sale poetry evening in August; it is a 'holiday' month for the MC's. For us all. At least, that's what I understand. Just in case you were planning to join us again, please double check.

And thanks for your supportive comments, always.

Martin Elder

Fri 14th Jul 2017 17:28

HI Stu
Just wondering whether you are considering under the fable in Manchester this year

Martin

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elPintor

Wed 5th Jul 2017 02:21

Hey, Stu! These are for you, proceeding your adventure with the owls..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_FEaFgJyfA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vgIcklGKQs


..just wanted to say I'm thinkin' about ya', dear fella...

elP

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Dominic James

Wed 28th Jun 2017 16:30

Hi Stu
Thanks for your line on Thelma and Louise, that's a real compliment coming from you.
Dom.

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David Blake

Mon 26th Jun 2017 23:37

Hey Stu, thanks for your comment on 'The Roast'. It means a lot. Keep up the good work yourself! DB.

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Ian Whiteley

Thu 25th May 2017 14:28

Thanks for your kind comments on 'The Mayfly Dance' mate - I'm pleased you liked it - not mu usual stuff, I tend not to go in for that 'love poetry' thang

Ian

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elPintor

Wed 17th May 2017 22:28

I've just started reading Vuong's work and--you're right--he's fantastic. I don't buy much poetry but I'm definitely considering his book. You couldn't have made a more welcome suggestion.

Rachel

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Wolfgar Miere

Wed 10th May 2017 20:39

Hi stu, thanks so much....your comments are very much appreciated.

I have to say I have been revisiting your work recently and I feel I should have done more acid when I was younger, your imagination infuriates and amazes me, with the greatest respect.

Much love,

David.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sun 23rd Apr 2017 14:35

Stu, I had been anticipating your 'visit' to Sale for months. I'm sure glad I didn't miss it.

Re 'Four Trees and A Girl'. If it is possible to have a 'favourite' of one's own work, this might be mine. Or not. I often read it just for myself because it makes me feel so good deep inside.

I find this element of detachment making it possible to read my own poems objectively very intriguing. And it certainly isn't self-love. Or arrogance. If a poem of mine doesn't reach that level of separation, I lose it. Or set it aside for more consideration. Usually the latter, because I value the power of a 'first idea'.

Martin Elder

Wed 19th Apr 2017 11:50

Hi Stu
It was great to catch up with you last night. your poetry was fantastic as usual. As I mentioned last night it is worth attending Marsden Jazz festival in October. Julian will be publishing it no doubt closer to the time. Also around the same time is the Chorlton literary festival which is around the same time and will also be on the WOL web site nearer the time. Both of these events get packed so they are good places to get known. All the best with the book. I look forward to more posts. Hope to see you again soon
Cheers
Martin

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elPintor

Wed 12th Apr 2017 23:55

Looking forward to reading your recently published work, Stu..

All the best to you,

elP

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Natasha Townsend

Mon 10th Apr 2017 18:23

How exciting! Drop me a line when it's published! Woop woop, go Stu! 😁 πŸ‘πŸŒˆ Xx

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Natasha Townsend

Sun 9th Apr 2017 23:14

Yo Stu! When's your book out and where will it be available?

From,
A. Fan 😜

Jamie

Thu 30th Mar 2017 20:00

β™‘β™‘ I love your work

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Ian Whiteley

Fri 17th Mar 2017 01:04

thanks for commenting on 'devil on my right shoulder' Stu - as always you are very perceptive - and the black dog comment was there to signpost that, sometimes, writers can be sidetracked into dark areas when doubts and insecurities creep in
I appreciate your insightful comments, as always, mate
Ian

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David Redfield

Sun 5th Mar 2017 16:23

Thanks Stu for the kind comments re the two bird pieces.

Very best
Dave R

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elPintor

Mon 13th Feb 2017 00:04

Hi, Stu,

I just wanted to thank you for commenting on "..to make something beautiful". And, I hope things are going well with your writing in and outside of poetry. You show quite a unique perspective through it and that, in itself, makes your work invaluable, truly.

elP

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Ian Whiteley

Sun 5th Feb 2017 18:44

thanks or the kind and supportive comments on 'Janus' Stu - really pleased you liked it
Ian

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Paul Waring

Tue 24th Jan 2017 00:17

Thanks Stu for your kind comments about 'Tragedy', so pleased you enjoyed it. Until I joined here last month I hadn't written much, so I'm still very much developing. Receiving this kind of positive feedback really encourages me to keep writing. Many thanks again. Paul

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raypool

Sun 4th Dec 2016 13:52

Hi Stu. I just wondered if you firmed up a visit to Send poetry in December as yet. You mentioned you might get a doss at Davids' ; if not is there still a chance. I'm a one bedroom man in a bungalow so very tricky but If no luck i'll have a word with Greg Freeman who might have a few ideas.

All the best - good news coming shortly!

Ray

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 31st Oct 2016 14:54

thanks for your insightful and supportive comments on 'Fairy Cakes' Stu - I've responded on the blog as I needed to answer both yours and MC's point in a 'contrast and compare' way.
Thanks for commenting as always
Ian

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 18th Oct 2016 12:24

Thanks for the comments on 'Eater Of Worlds' Stu - appreciate it. The Wigan thing went well - we'll catch up some other time I'm sure - always family first :-) I have a morbid fascination with clowns due to the reading of Stephen King and Peter Straub - the all time classic spook out is 'Something Wicked This Way Comes' film and book - cheers
Ian

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raypool

Sun 16th Oct 2016 16:21

Thanks for commenting on I Killed the Monster. Is it me or the world that's insane? I picked up a book of Cohen's poetry yesterday funnily enough. Top man.

Ray

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raypool

Tue 11th Oct 2016 10:41

Apropos of my comment on Mechanism, Stu, my computer has been for a clean up from malware ( a sort of haemorrhoids of the jacksie(pain in the ass). Thanks for asking. Hope you are ok . I'm revving up for getting my poetry out in the wider world at the moment !

Regards Ray

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Ian Whiteley

Thu 6th Oct 2016 15:51

thanks for the continued supportive comment Stu - I also checked on WOL before posting 'Rosetta...' and couldn't believe no one had posted already - pays to be quick eh? From one Yorkshireman to another - I was also moved by those final pictures - not that I'd share that with non-Yorkshire folk you understand - oh, wait a minute....*wink*

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Ian Whiteley

Sun 25th Sep 2016 13:37

thanks for the comments on F34r Th3 Numb3r5 Stu - something a bit different and way too difficult to write easily - cheers

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 19th Sep 2016 16:21

Thanks for commenting on 'Black Bear' Stu - glad you liked it. Really enjoying some of your poetry as and when I catch up on here - hopefully will see you somewhere on the circuit soon
Ian

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