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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à walter benjamin
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Created: 02/13/2019
Category: Culture
à walter benjamin bull dancesbefore breath until breath gone lastof lasttimes timeteachesend endof night night’s endend remembering rememberingnumbers for requiem shadow spoketoo latetoolate before carryingbones in barrowto brokenboat builtischiumink bloodfrom birds ischemiabloody horizons enkaiein hearhorse singperish go go go with ghostto boat catastrophe’scadence clear so clear so close not so not so not sofar from babi yar from babi...
running
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Created: 02/06/2019
Category: Culture
runningaway from apparitions who holds you nownoknotnight knows whoirreplaceable & implacable whowho went with ghosts who turnedgarden upside down whowept with weeds whoforgotten waterswill never comeback whowent backfor furnace& flame destruction's deeper dance trembletrembling please place pebblesaround become beingboulder brokenby chains do not dance speak...
endless river
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Created: 01/16/2019
Category: Culture
makeway breathe endless river connectto crows see themstill in sickness's song comecovered in crows eyetoeye regard faceliving soulsswim out therein here beatenby birdsdreaming deaddreamsdead dreamsof dawn dawncannot come write wordswith wolf rememberbreathing remember heirsin hell scratching scoreon skinbleeding intobeak before youbelieve soundsso shrillnow you know night'sknot comebreathe breathingbirdbreathebeast breathe breath breath herethere sobreathe breathe bathe birdin blood ancientarcade opensnow this momentpassing quickly soquickly songyou breathe breathebird'ssong breathe breathe blessedbones of...
memory
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Created: 01/07/2019
Category: Culture
"engloutie dans les mers éternelles des nuits noyées"Gertrud Kolmar memorymoon pagesof breath rival in gardenspectre deathto seaof seas beyondinstant to instant immersion inundation inouï bloodon leaves feed viscerato vipers lordofhosts hideous lamentable linefollowedendin end you cannot seduceserpents that simple&clear baseof breathing inout conceiveclaws come comesoon enough lostbreath circulates franticfor familyroots blood line crawltoocéan collapseintocircle wing to...
Sing
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Created: 12/26/2018
Category: Culture
singoutside station keep comingbody beside allcome resoluteconjunction& convergencecauses& collisions stop blooddripsdownintopalms truth torso told yellforhelp gazeat garden speak call outdisappear down wake upcircles cut horizon hellfell go inweeping under skinin falling turn futuremalady melody woundon wing forgetpity& secrets tumult fissurein field branch in brain strangersstained companionsclaws palpitatebeforepraying bendblade shapesharpeningsecret painting : the painter#1, 15? x 20?, oil on panel, 2011-13...
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
1.burningsilhouette'sshadow saliva soakssoil stainssoil seethingebony sea findwords in thirst buryword of honourin horse'scarcass cleancloth followviper'svow do notgrievesmall god'sgrief bury sununderbeloved'sbodywith beast& bouquetof bones wrapyourself in rags borrowcrow's breathwhen slitheringthrough viscera with viperstorsotensile virulent violent makememory with mud ô black blood ô black birds sunset 2. wearyô so weary burden of bones essenceextinct in...
river noble
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Created: 11/17/2018
Category: Culture
river noblepainlamentsilent riversecretof nightnight knowstakeraftto riverturnriver brimmingin bloodsurginginto sea 2.birdsencirclegrey horsebirdsfollowriver'sarteriespossessedbeaksburied into skinsurfaceof seaskinravishedriverbeloved brothers& sistersstill seamurdermoonin shadowof sea 3.sombrewind whistlesvibratingbodies burnin communion chaos cheatschoir onceagain bourj al-barajneh paris palmyre dancers of deadfollowfountains of bloodnamesnumbersnownightthisnighthowlin terror"s towerbuiltbefore...
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...