Question & Answer 2 – Rupert Loydell

Question 2

Laments +
Incantations
failed to resonate with me –
because I seek to understand
why the notches on bark are still
so tender, rather than to examine
the shape and call it nature.
What do you search for
in using your
words?

– Aaron Kent

Answer 2

I search for awkward
-ness and surprise,
strange contrasts
and juxtapositions,
ways to re- and de-
contextualise all
the noise around us.

It’s more of a filter
than a search,
there’s so much
language in the air
I find it hard to
listen or to hear.

Parataxis. Collage.
Words as dodgems:
bumping and bruising
each other; atoms
spinning, invisible.
Parts put together
to make wholes.

– Rupert Loydell

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