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Stuart Buck

Email: stuartmbuck@hotmail.com
Twitter: @stuartmbuck
Updated: 3 days ago

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Biography

Become Something Frail, my new collection, is available to pre-order now from Selcouth Station Press or by contacting me directly on here, twitter or by email www.selcouthstation.com @stuartmbuck stuartmbuck@hotmail.com My poems have been published extensively in print and online in journals such as Ink, Sweat & Tears, Northampton Poetry Review, The Stare's Nest, Eunoia Review, Acumen, Cultured Vultures, Deadsnakes, isacoustic, Anti-Heroin Chic, Nightingale & Sparrow, Mojave Heart, worktoacalm, RIC Journal, Lost Souls Anthology, The Bitchin' Kitsch, Erbacce Journal, Rats Ass Review, Rhythm n Bone, The Seventh Quarry, Melancholy Hyperbole, Walking is Still Honest, Yellow Chair Review, Selcouth Station, Vamp Cat Magazine, The Haiku Journal, The Tanka Journal, Storyteller, Gambling the Aisle, The Sunflower Collective, Under the Fable and many more. 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

jocasta awakens from a dream a breath away from sunrise, she swallows the neon light casts xylophonic slivers on the cardboard walls draped in nothing but a smile she whirls; cyclonic amongst the explosion of monarchs stained glass skippers she holds in her hand some flying free, some crushed beneath bare feet like panic breaths taken while held underwater and when the sun turns up the volume on the day she will open the blinds and let perfection thrash her corneas stare straight in to the screaming mouth of luminescence erupt in to a new day, full of exquisite green hope narcissa and the needles and we twisted through the night you are pale lace quiver so out here no one noticed you were thin that your forearms were an atlas a topography of bruises from the pricking as i lay, you whirled above me and i swear i could see the stars right through your skin trictophilia i brush her hair in the pale butter sun that paints the tops of the grass on a bluegrass june and she looks like a kramskoi siren in whispered lace the edges of which just hint at movement, of milky calf and powder, and we sit there in silence until the sirens begin to buzz like cicadas in the distance and the blue pulse washes over me like a knife blade or a terrible dream

All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sat 16th Feb 2019 15:11

Stu, I haven't been out to WOL, Sale, in months now. But there has always been Open Mic for anyone who comes early enough to 'register' on a 'first come first served' basis. The time is definitely limited, depending on the numbers, but it would be an opportunity to promote your book.

Have you ever contacted the 'leaders' re: a guest slot again?

I might actually be well enough to participate in March. Ring out the Joy Bells! I sure hope so.

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Tom

Tue 27th Nov 2018 23:38

Hi Stu, thanks a lot for your comment on Souvenir, really appreciate your feedback. T ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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john short

Tue 6th Nov 2018 08:40

Hi Stu,

Just read your sample poems and they are sublime. Don't know how you do it. It's not often I think " I wish I'd written that" but really I'm thinking that now. I wouldn't mind buying your first collection.

John Short

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john short

Tue 6th Nov 2018 08:31

jennifer Malden

Mon 5th Nov 2018 17:52

Hi Stu! Thanks for the favourable comment on The Legacy

Jennifer

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 2nd Oct 2018 18:54

thanks for the kind comments on 'Bevin Boy' Stu - apologies it's taken so long for me to respond - been off the site for a couple of weeks pursuing music projects - back now :-) I appreciate you taking the time to comment
Ian

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Tommy Carroll

Tue 18th Sep 2018 23:34


Stu re
"My" I think repetition
is a literal thrill.
I was at school
and Mr Monaghan
"tut tutted' my
use of it.

Thank you Stu for your pointed lean against a shoulder
Ta La

Tommy

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Matthew Nicholson

Fri 7th Sep 2018 12:04

Thank you for the comments on 'Role Reversal'

Yeah, I'm doing pretty good thanks, pal.

Big Sal

Sun 29th Jul 2018 15:26

Much obliged.๐Ÿ‘

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 9th Jul 2018 12:42

thanks for commenting on 'the weeping angel' Stu - she was from my home city - there's quite a lot in the news about her at the moment - but, until very recently, her story wasn't even known in Wakefield - I'm really pleased that's changed because it is a truly remarkable story
Ian

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 7th May 2018 17:04

thanks for the kind comments on 'Daily Howl' mate - but where've ya been? I haven't written a political poem this year (yet) *wink*
Ian

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Tommy Carroll

Tue 20th Mar 2018 12:16

Thank you Stu. I was aiming at that, and you summed it up. Tommy xx

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Dominic James

Mon 19th Feb 2018 16:04

Stu many thanks for comment on Ted Crow & I'll keep an eye out for this Max Porter. Dom

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Laura Taylor

Mon 11th Dec 2017 09:44

Ta for y'note on me final haiku Stu. Reckon it just about sums up everything for me at the moment, surrounded as we are by madmen.

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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.

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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'.

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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

Jamie

Thu 30th Mar 2017 20:00

โ™กโ™ก 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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