1. Cutting Up The Economist
Clive's 2014 collage poetry pamphlet interrogating 5 years of the post financial crisis world through the lens of The Economist newspaper. Sized to match the Economist. 36pages.
2. Time Travel Hotel (a novel 2015)
Black McCarthy has been despatched to INTERFOLD - The Time Travel Hotel Republic to track down "Eugenides" but the case is not going well. His client, the Wolf, is on his back demanding progress; INTERFOLD keeps shifting time and place, throwing up residency and immigration anomalies as it does so. Help of a kind is on hand via the Dwarf with the Horse, the Man Who Fell Through Floors, the Girl With Nine Lives, the Nurse With The Curse, and Joylin - the INTERFOLD receptionist. But who is Eugenides? The ManWho Lived in a Vacuum Cleaner? The Man Who Dreamt He Was Dreaming? One of the other oddball residents? Is winding up naked in a sauna elevator in the Car Park at Infinity really going to help track him down? Unfortunately for Black, his client is not the only one who wants Eugenides found, Black is possibly the worst detective money can buy and time is not only against him but ignoring all the usual rules.
"A raft on a white-water river of joyful anarchy" Anna Freeman
3. HashtagPoetry# (visual poetry 2016)
In HashtagPoetry# Clive explores the hidden poetry of Twitter. Taking screen grabs of random collations of three or four tweets on an iPhone screen he then redacts and erases them using photo editing apps before applying his distinctive patterns of coloured dots inspired by the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. The resulting poem-fragments were originally posted to Instagram. The selection collated here were made throughout 2015 a d early 2016 in the run up to a residency at the 2016 StAnza International Poetry Festival. HashtagPoetry# is a body of micro-poems that have a distinctive visual feel; are enigmatic and entertaining, have a vein of black humour and feature the occasional zombie or cake eating killer goat.