This is prose and poetry from the 1960s recovered in 2008 from mouldy typewritten sheets in my studio files and coverted to Flash video on my website in 2009 at www.johnwTomlinson.com/
where you can hear it spoken by me in that year.
This is the first book in which the poems are published.
I hope you find pleasure in them. I certainly like them better now than when I wrote them almost 50 years (!) ago.
The 1960s were an electric time to live in with daily doses of chaos, assassinations, war and social upheaval. Our only social networks were huge gatherings dedicated to activism and change.
That decade into the 1970s altered the flow of events and even the look of things in both very good and very bad ways.
My poems were my limited response to all of that as I was living in it.
drawing BIG : the immediacy of touch Published July 17, 2015
Rage Published April 01, 2014
The Choreography of the Gesture Published March 10, 2014
Dark Storms : A Drawing Series Published July 29, 2013
Nine Drawings • Skeleton Series • 1969 Published January 13, 2013
VIDEOGRAPHICS from Motion Drawing Videos Published June 01, 2009
Portraits Published February 06, 2009
Drawings Published January 17, 2009