Wednesday, 19 February 2014

seven nova: moment

words and music of Seven Nova, who reminded me to share everything but still keep secrets ~ 'mathematically music can create this pure state of balance, which may feel programmed, creating a sense of immaterialism, pure forms, universals, the intangible.. but in doing so I do not sense the curvature of time, which is more elliptical and which (for me) feels more apparent when music has slightly offset undulating patterns and also rhythyms which "swing." .. classical music doesn't swing eighth notes, which despite elegant perfection also (to me) feels cold in a very fundamental way - I like this coldness though, at times, certain moods, detachment, subtle body projections, ungrounded.. zooming out, I imagine the gravitational force of a planet as it circles its sun, unable to break free from its orbit and spinning tens of thousands of miles per second on its axis, counter-opposing forces, somehow preventing the end of eternity, at least until self-destruction or the final event horizon - supernovae...'

Cut Up!

I am thrilled to be part of this stunning collection of artists and writers. Good work Joe Ambrose and Antony Hitchin and all who feature in this anthology!


Kenji Siratori

Jacurutu Scarry Garry-Shinigami Twenty-Three
The Worst Deadly Bank Account Number in the History of the Universe
Michael Butterworth
Trial At Centre Time Ox
Joe Ambrose
The Life and Death of Muammar Gaddafi
Gary J Shipley
from Spook Nutrition
Christopher Nosnibor
Flickering images: life-size shadow-puppetry
Nathan Penlington
Reply With Your Own Virus Checks
Matt Leyshon
Evil Dreams on a Green Baize Table
Díre McCain
Maddening Sun
A.D. Hitchin
Alex S. Johnson
The Ultimate Rock Star
Craig Woods
Her Fires Chill Me
Niall Rasputin
Mike Castro (mpcAstro)
Nidus Plexus: Immortal Fungus (an operotica)
Grady McShane (R.G. Johnson)
Self Cut-Up in Tangier
Lee Kwo
Oublier the Suicide Protocols of Warp Paradox Factor/Entail No Response/
Cabell McLean
Down by Dull
Gary Cummiskey
From April in the Moon-Sun
Marc Olmsted
Plotinus Processes
Chikuma Ashida
Gary J. Shipley
From Necrology
Muckle Jane
Cal Leckie
Spencer Kansa
from Zoning
Geoffrey A. Landis
Michael Mc Aloran
‘By the Maggots For…’
Ben Szathani
Wehrwolf DX13
Dexuality Valentino
Reflect on This
Eabha Rose
Joe Ambrose
Too Long A Sacrifice Makes A Stone Of The Heart /I Will Not Continence/Nothing to Hide or Loose
Robin Tomens
Wayne Mason
Sidewalks to Buddha
Persiphone Hellecat (Charie D. La Marr)
The Lady and the Panther
Paul Hardacre
Bleak Venus: we could not have conceived it to be fire
Larry Delinger
A Cut-Up Story Tale
Paul Hawkins
Dave Mitchell (D M Mitchell)
from Twilight Furniture
Robert Rosen
A.D. Hitchin
Muckle Jane
Shaking Spears
Sinclair Beiles
David Noone
Is the Doctor in?
Joe Ambrose
Deep Ellum
Aad de Gids
Cut-Up of Valerie Solanas’ Manifesto S.C.U.M. (Society For Cutting Up Men), 1967 and Tristan Tzara’s Dada Manifesto, 1918
James Coffin (James B.L Hollands)
Tokoloshe recites the Litany of Britain
Gary J. Shipley
from Theoretical Animals
Lucius Rofocale
Ne/urantia: Close Encounters of the Third Mind
Stay Out/Keep Out


Edward Robinson
The Cut-Ups – Fade In 21st Century
Kirk Lake
Breaking The Timeline: The Collage, the Combine, the Cut-Up and the Sample
Matthew Levi Stevens
Disastrous Success: The Other Method of the Cut-Ups
Gareth Jackson &
Michael Butterworth
Conceptual Radial Literature Device
Allen Ginsberg
Notes on Claude Pélieu
Nina Antonia
The Master and Michele – A Magickal Memo
Peter Playdon
Severed Heads Speak


Billy Houlston (Billy Chainsaw)
D M Mitchell
Andrea Lulu
KJ Nolan
Gustavo Arruda
Dolorosa De La Cruz
Mary Beach
Claude Pélieu
 — with Joe Ambrose and Oneiros Books.

Monday, 17 February 2014


The connection is entirely of the heart. From childhood, it is there as we write or paint, inside that quiet doorway we enter, the other side of us. Later, it exists within those time stopping moments of togetherness where ancient memories are released through touch and sound.

I read that love is something your spine memorizes and there is nothing we can do about that.

We should never wish to forget.

beads of prayer, these
threads of lace,
knots of pearl

(e/r © )

Sunday, 16 February 2014

from 'Embalmed' with Ring Master, Phil Lee - developed from a series of cut-up poems and first shown at DADA Film Festival, Denver in 2013, the project will continue as a series of performance pieces.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

At fifiteen, my passion was creating my own music cassettes, recording my favourite bands and (as teenagers do) playing them over and over until I knew every word and note by heart. I started to experiment with cutting up pieces of music and sound and static and creating audio stories. I would use people’s voices, household sounds, traffic sounds and string them together. The stories for me were mostly built around spirits and visits from other realms. In a sense, I conjured up stories and then built sci-fi soundscapes around them. I think I hoped that in some way my creations would open a portal through which I would be inspired and maybe even informed. I suppose I was looking for messages and of course for escape.

A year later, I had my first experience of plant magic. The experience seemed to burst open portals. I remember lying on the grass with my boyfriend, watching the stars and feeling so connected to the universe. Holding hands, we talked as much as we could about art and philosophy and love. We spent that night lying together under the stars, trying to decode all of the secrets of the cosmos. Interestingly, I had a vision of a cityscape and a small loft apartment. The vision had been so intense that the following day, I drew a picture of it. Three years later, I found myself living in that apartment in New York. A lot of synchronicities happened for a couple of days after that experience. As is often recorded, colours, tastes, sounds had all been more vivid and in harmony.

The experience was replicated some years later without any mind altering substances. Again, synchronicities abounded as did the feeling of connectedness with the cosmos. This time, it was accompanied by an awareness that there is a balance, a harmony that can only be found through staying in the heart.

photo : Karime Limon

Friday, 17 January 2014

The Illustrated Word

Art Undone started out as a blog, a venture into the online world of 'self disclosure'. Strange how who we can feel compelled to share intimate details from our lives in this way, far more intimately than we may be inclined to do in our day to day physical world. Perhaps, there's less fear of rejection, of judgment. We can filter what we like, create a 'diffused intimacy' with the reader; and yet, this form of sharing allows us to exorcise our demons. 

As a narrative therapist, much of my focus is on supporting people in the development of life story books, of bringing together, words, images, music to help build upon each person's unique experiences and to set out, in multi-media or book form, a life story, one that can continue to grow and change as new memories emerge and as new experiences are lived. We can revisit our past, contemplate our present and plan for the future. Some time after setting aside my Art Undone blog, I was invited to revisit it by Indonesian-Dutch composer, Trian Kayhatu, and, together we decided to put the words/experiences to music. To say this was a transformative experience is an understatment. It was a process we both derived much personal satisfaction from and it was the beginning of new journeys within our individual life stories. It's one I hope to continue to chart through words and music and as a contributor to Plum Tree Books. Below is a short piece called Repose, from the Art Undone Project, put to music by Trian Kayhatu.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

photography - Phil Lee

image from short film, Embalmed, playing 'Elsa'. film was directed by Phil Lee.

un souffle qui parcourt le dos
une caress qui dessine l'amour
un baiser de douceur
et d'emotion le long du corps
un instant magique

photography : Phil Lee

Thursday, 19 December 2013


Season's Greetings

Thursday, 31 October 2013


The moonlight cast damp
the blue dusk air,
swept it dark,
collected foam
beneath its arches,

Eabha Rose ©

The Ghost Ship - Second Life

Sunday, 27 October 2013

from short film currently working on with Ring taken at Bray Head, Co. Wicklow


thrilled and honoured to have cut-up poetry featured in this new anthology, which also includes the work of Robert Rosen, Mathew Levi Stevens, Nina Antoina, DM Mitchell, Nathan Penlington, Jacurutu Scarry Garry Twenty-Three, Edward Robinson and David Noone, to name but a few. The anthology is edited by Joe Ambrose and A.D. Hitchin. An international book launch is planned for Dublin in November, with Inshallah, subsequent launches in London and Paris.

Joe Ambrose, Jerome Alexandre, Nina Antonia, David Noone, Eabha Rose
at Beat Hotel, Horse Hospital, London, April 2013

Antony Hitchin


Words Undone ~ Enchantment

A trip down memory lane...some of my writings from my blog, Words Undone, which was my first leap into the world of online journaling.  This piece is about poetic creation, pulling togther the threads of a secret language

artist : Eabha Rose

Into The Bardo - Defining Metaphysical Literature

Such a great essay by Niamh Clune featured in Into The Bardo. She speaks about 'reach[ing] to express the beauty inherent in us and in the world about us' ~ Defining Metaphysical Literature by Niamh Clune 

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

On The Plum Tree

on the plum tree

Thank you Plum Tree and Niamh Clune for featuring me in Poetry Corner. I am thrilled with the feedback and look forward to reading the words of future contributors.

The Wednesday Poetry Corner

WB Yeats by Irish artist, Paul McCloskey

Paul McCloskey Paintings Gallery

Into The Bardo

Into The Bardo

A wonderful piece of writing by Algerian poet, Imen Benyoub, with a very moving intro by publisher, Niamh Clune. Thank you Into the Bardo for the little mention and for sharing our collaboration. Thank you Trian Kayhatu for bringing it all together!

Saturday, 5 October 2013

National Poetry Day

reading at Dean Crowe Theatre for Athlone Literary Festival on National Poetry Day, 3rd October 2013 ~ a memorable few days alongside Niall O'Connor, John Sexton, Michael Corrigan, Miceal Kearney, Amy Barry, Polly Munnelly, Declan Finneran and lots more new friends

Tuesday, 13 August 2013



that slice of light between bolt and flame
that shining star stretched slip to freedom
that cut-bright-road

Monday, 12 August 2013


Abbess  ~ Abadesa ☆`'•. ¸ * ☆ ゚ ☆ ゚ * ¸.

created using the beautiful photographic art of Brooke Shaden alongside my seascape photography. The music is Bach's Air on a G String (Music for Strings). This is dedicated to my friend, Karime Limon, whose art and words are so precious. Below is a link to some of Karime's work.


Saturday, 10 August 2013


Vanilla lashes
something covertly began
spilled meteors
these windowpane clouds
disturbed winter mind
tethered years inside

© Eabha Rose

Monday, 5 August 2013


under earthen bough
this wedding fanfare wild
steals inside
cradled embers
domed and tethered
by stolen rites

© Eabha Rose

photo : Brooke Shaden

Saturday, 3 August 2013


CUT-UP - An anthology inspired by the Cut-Up method - edited by A.D. Hitchin and Joe Ambrose

(from FB link -

'When you cut into the present the future leaks out.' - William Burroughs

The Cut-Up Method was 'invented' by the artist Brion Gysin and popularized by his friend William Burroughs. It had roots in Dadaism, whose Tristan Tzara threatened to create a poem by drawing random words from a hat.
Creating a Cut-Up involves taking a given text and cutting it into single words, sentences, or paragraphs. The cut up texts are then rearranged by the artist – the creator of the new work.
This groundbreaking anthology features new and historic Cut-Ups by new and established artists, such as Cabell McLean, Dave Mitchell, Matthew Levi Stevens Kenji Siratori, Joe Ambrose, Gary J Shipley, Christopher Nosnibor, A.D. Hitchin, Niall Rasputin, Alex S. Johnson & more to be announced.


Joe Ambrose organised a Cut-Up event in London in April 2013 featuring new writing, film, and art. The author of 14 books, he has worked with Anita Pallenberg, Lydia Lunch, Gerard Malanga, William Burroughs, Marianne Faithfull and The Master Musicians of Joujouka. The Guardian has described his fiction as 'Unputdownable.' He divides his time between Tangier, Morocco and his native Ireland.

A.D. Hitchin is a contemporary practitioner of cut-up. His cut-up poetry was featured at the 'Cut-Ups @ Beat Hotel' event in 2013 and discussed in the academic text ‘Shift Linguals: Cut-Up Narratives from William S. Burroughs to the Present’ as well as at the Textual Revolutions Conference at the University of Stirling in 2009. Hitchin's debut book of cut-up, 'Messages to Central Control,' is available from Paraphilia/Oneiros Books.

Friday, 26 July 2013


this glimpsed november fire,
she speaks with darker eyes,

each flushed whisper
maps her silver light

© Eabha Rose 

Wednesday, 24 July 2013


Midnight mother,
a weary armour
this door
to a chamber
once forgotten
and almost dreamed.

This singing breeze
drums gently,
its broken bough
slipping, dipping
under feathered arches

© Eabha Rose (from cut-up)

image : Hill of Tara

Monday, 22 July 2013

today with you


Death was creeping up slowly. It was pushing its way up through springtime buds, dancing with the cherry blossoms, resting amongst the lavender and sage. I watched it kneel over autumn’s coverlet, heard it hum as we ran in circles through the wide open fields of childhood, of hours of reverie as we searched for freedom. I heard it sing as I gasped beneath your touch.

(published - Decanto Poetry Journal 12/12)

© Eabha Rose

this morning

Eabha Rose ©

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Galway Review

Galway Review shares Sharon Frye's poetry

American poet, Sharon Frye is a guest of this year's Fermoy Poetry Festival. I have had the pleasure of collaborating with Sharon on spoken word productions. The above is a sharing of Sharon's poetry by the Galway Review

Monday, 15 July 2013

escape to Provence

We grabbed our suitcases at Mountpellier International Airport. Ed's guitar case, with valium and sleeping tablets had to go through a second inspection. He’d looked concerned though he’d had the necessary prescriptions. ‘O hon, don’t worry about the valium, you know what the French are like. They love tablets. It’s part of the culture. Bet they’re sorry they couldn’t get at yours.’
‘No, I just really fucking need one, Elsa..’

It was late afternoon. We walked towards Hertz Rent a Car. They handed us the keys to an old Renault Scenic

We set out towards Sainte Marie de La Mer. ‘Ah, isn’t it lovely, babe..’, I said rolling down the window. Wagons and motor homes chugged past.‘Just watch the road’, he said rolling a cigarette. My sister would be waiting with her new boyfriend, Ido, A model. He’d defected to France to escape military service. Ido was helping with the camera work for the documentary.  Ed started to relax. He stuck on his shades and began singing along to Jacques Brel.  

We reached Sainte Marie de la Mer at nightfall. ‘Hey you guys!..’ I could hear Susie yelling from the beach. She was waving a bottle of wine. ‘Ido is lighting a fire. Tell Ed to bring his guitar!’ She was wearing a scarf around her waist, her red hair freshly braided. I could see Ido in a bandana gathering sticks.
‘For Fuck’s sake’, I heard Ed mutter under his breath.
‘Relax, you’, I said pinching his arse. ‘Get your guitar out and join the party…’

© Eabha Rose

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Imen Benyoub's "Escape"

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Poets & Artists For A Different World

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Monday, 10 June 2013

National Flash Fiction Day Anthology 2013

National Flash Fiction Day Anthology 2013


A 3ª Edição do Jornal de Literatura e Arte O EQUADOR DAS COISAS já está em circulação! Um grande abraço às editoras Carol P. ArtBrazil e Karime Limon. Um salve também para Iara Fernandes e Tatiana Carlotti, editoras-convidadas. E um abraço aos colaboradores e entrevistados desta edição, a citar: Helena Frenzel, Natália Escobar, Letícia Palmeira, Eabha Rose, Vinícius Figueiredo, Setty Lepida, Sharon Frye e Ana Lucia Sorrentino. Muito lindo tudo isso. Sigamos, bucaneiros!

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