Death Magazine – Matthew Haigh


Dyma gymysgedd o farddoniaeth Dadaiaidd a thraddodiadol sy’n ceisio dyblygu’r annibynadwyedd ac ormodiaeth sy’n diffinio’r cyfryngau heddiw. Dyma gwaith radical sy’n darlunio tirwedd dyfodolol o’n emosiynnau sy’n adlewyrchu’r cyfnod anhrefnus rydym yn byw ynddo ar y foment.

Death Magazine is a neutropian vision of our soundbite, snippet-obsessed, digital and print magazine culture. It employs the Dadaist technique of cut-up to produce poems that range from the blackly comic to the surreal, from the nonsensical to the prescient. Many of the poems confine themselves to the precise aesthetics of magazine columns, doing away with line breaks entirely to find new meaning in their Modernist forms.

Added to the mix are a range of free verse poems more traditional in form. This monster hybrid of styles, of fact and fiction, aims to replicate the untrustworthy, hyperbolic stream of media that absorbs our lives every day. This radical work creates a futuristic landscape of human emotion as product – a pink, shattered diamond refracting our chaotic times.

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