Christopher Barnet
Christopher Barnet

Christopher Barnett is a writer who is the artistic director of le dernier spectateur - a cultural laboratory in Nantes France since 1992. He has had worked and published, in France, Australia, Sweden, Germany & Denmark. His pieces of theatre have been performed in Australia, Europe, Scandinavia and Latin America. He has, as a poet been very active in community politics, since his childhood.


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spectres of slaves
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Created: 12/07/2018
Category: Culture
1. weepwhen serpent sensessecret 2. spectres of slaveslisten to waves gaze 3. wingto wing sky silt ash airannihilated birdsmake movement weep 4 shameof shadows still terrified 5 lay waste layIn waste under depth'sdepth 6 remember passages corridors arcades endor ending time 7 somany skins stainedskins worship wind flood fieldstime bell hauntshorses greyhorses gallop hideous harmiestuned to damnation timememorial destitute shadow startto speakin silence whatpasses for silence beginning in silence 8 grieving gift stigmata silencevanished begbeasts turbulence...
 torn pages
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Created: 12/03/2018
Category: Culture
Torn pages tiehands behind back beautiful beyond belief timetrawled from deep blessing ground hold lamp foundationunder skin nothingbut blessing feettouchsoil or sea everything évaporâtes runhorsemen come to gate blood hour overwhelmed by omens ghouls guidepassages climbout of pit man of warsleep soul ancients hidepassmatter melody between...
burning
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Created: 11/19/2018
Category: Culture
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river noble
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Created: 11/17/2018
Category: Culture
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relation with poetry
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Created: 11/07/2018
Category: Culture
Asked here in an interview about my relation with poetry of the English language. i replied very quickly, none. Not now, or of my time or even of the last century....
stand
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Created: 10/29/2018
Category: Culture
standcross hands you cannot seduceserpents that simple&clear bones bamboogrowing from grids look into eyesof eye so serpent sangso beautifully see behind lineslearn from blind base of breathingin& out leo the blindlooksall alongline after line contours& configuration sequence& succession limit within limit edge...
vocabulary
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Created: 10/18/2018
Category: Culture
pulse remembering vocabulary break down bird’s wing way you have with beasts & martyrs we are slaves to movement watch rapace glide gaze with eyes closed first to last out in field in forest desecrated  water pass  through haunted  hieroglyphs hewn by horse in horse’s hours forgive flight what of wing need nectar now all  on knees remember exact details place  purpose ancestral  self stained be  my twin weep longitudes  & latitudes fall go on ring bells for birds keep on going ceremony of remembering arteries still torrential watch water spill sleep...
Walter Benjamin
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Created: 09/28/2018
Category: Culture
Walter Benjamin Foot of pyrenees weeping wiping your glasseswalter jesus wept you were betrayedby camarades sittingin cafeterias in california announcing beautiful benjamin'stears oursas we wander around arcadesbeginning of new century collapsedTal Afar2005 books burntby americanin military uniformpractice crashculturewith armoured personnelcarriers of presentplague riding windsinto rooms we...
Collaboration is another name for love.
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Created: 09/14/2018
Category: History
In this sense i have been in love with every collaborator I worked with, deeply in love Thomas, the French film maker & German novelist was the translator of my poems...
hour into
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Created: 08/30/2018
Category: Culture
hour into hour gun goes off/in fissures telencephalon telling ly circuit constant danger toil task toll inevitable immolation sister-of-mine brother-of-mine in horse's hours gaze beyond look back to birch horizon...
Panic
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Created: 05/14/2018
Category: Culture
We sit together and remember that time. When it was possible to think each other as geometric symbols in a system that we would never understand. I love you. When angels...
Portbou lullaby for Benjamin 1 2 and 3
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Created: 03/23/2018
Category: Culture
Portbou lullaby for Benjamineleonora's falconheld walter's hairbetween beakas she sanksomewhere farfrom sheltergathering ghostsi have hadpleasureof beingbrokendownpiece by piecelineafter line(watch walterwalk so slowlybend downresting bodyagainst rockcleaning spectacleswith clothsqueezing outof suitcasehearhim)breath birdcarriesto...
calmness of cadavers
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Created: 02/20/2018
Category: Culture
contemplate calmness of cadavers though they twitch song serpent sings serpents sings harrowingly of horizon innocence illusory scorpion said grief extinction emancipates continuous cloud mist empire endedin fecal fog embarked encountered expelled flowing impassable passage fields fertile with Fallen falling in falling turning turning back to tribulations algorithms...
NOT the golden dawn
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Created: 09/22/2017
Category: Politics
The golden dawn, the acceptance of the extreme right into government in Norway, the resurgence of the worst kind of Nazis in the Baltic, Austria & Hungary, Greece - the...
horse battalions
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Created: 09/17/2017
Category: Culture
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