Served In A Mug by Bred Pudding Collective Is Now On Bandcamp

‘Served In A Mug’ is a collaborative poem written originally as a series of tantwenga poems (tanrenga written via Twitter) presented here as a stream of consciousness renga like format to be read aloud. It ‘links and shifts’ to and from and includes direct quotes from the script of the British movie ‘Get Carter’ by Mike Hodges. 

It is an intertextual intercranial collaborative poem rooted in the practice of renga poetry. Here it is set to music by Little Onion (with Giant Glove on the mix) and performed by co-founder if Bred Pudding Collective, Russ Ralph. 

The poem comes out of the ongoing Bred Pudding Collective’s work ‘Man From The North’ an original film script intended to move to film that in some ways mirrors ‘Get Carter’ in reverse written by the BPC’s Russ Ralph. 

Paul Conneally 
Bred Pudding Collective


you know my life 
machines the arcades 
oxeye daisies 
tripping himself he falls 
onto his broken hand 
time passes 
I carry on looking up 
into the sky 
Murdoch Priestly and Watt 
coated in gilded bronze 
I’ve got a feeling 
we aren’t going to get 
a fee for this job 
she turns back smiling 
and gives me a wave 
it’s a funny thing 
the half moon 
scrolling Baburnama 
she tells me with confidence 
that tulips are from Turkey 
a pint of bitter 
in a straight glass 
embedded assumptions 
encoded in expecting 
this seamless conformity 
sunshine and showers 
we’re going to take this 
to the next level 
Freya makes atmospheric 
changes to the lighting 
you’re a big man 
in bad shape 
behave yourself 
quadrophonic sound 
and feet on pink underlay 
chilled to the bone 
we make love 
in our ankle socks 
I take the call during 
my keynote lecture 
I miss you 
I fancy you 
I wish I was touching you 
Tracey has a gin 
served in a mug 
I’d almost forgotten 
what your eyes looked like 
piss holes in the snow 
plaster flowers captured 
in bright sunlight

Gavin Wade & Paul Conneally

Paul Conneally & Russ Ralph founder members of Bred Pudding Collective

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