"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Thom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied within seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not?"
ONE MILLION PENGUINS
Apparently their proliferation was due to a paper shortage after WW2-
or was it an attempt to get armed forces reading?No matter-NOIR LIVES!
And pulp fiction means more than Quentin Tarentino...My best memory
is PENGUIN PAPERBACKS-where i first encountered Beat Poets and Liverpool poets-
worlds away from Antipodean silences.My eyes scanned over and over again
Miraslov Holub,Arthur Rimbaud,Marianne Moore,Christina Rossetti,Aesop,Horace,Heraclitus-
in fact,my real education was via paperback!Of course,i read the Penguin Classics-
from SONS &LOVERS to LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER to SATANIC VERSES-
but it was those perfect pearls of poetry that have shone like pale moons over diamond star sky time..