Today's poem is "By the Water-cooler"
from Apparently

Bloodaxe Books

Matthew Caley’s Thirst (Slow Dancer, 1999) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Since then he has been Poet-in-Residence at the Poetry Society café and commended (3rd and 2nd) in separate National Poetry Competitions. His second full-length collection, The Scene of My Former Triumph (Wrecking Ball Press, 2005), was followed by a third, Apparently (2010), from Bloodaxe Books. He has also co-edited Pop Fiction: The Song in Cinema with Stephen Lannin (Intellect, 2005). In a previous life – in Newcastle – he designed record sleeves including Prefab Sprout’s debut, Swoon. He now lives, works and writes in London.

Books by Matthew Caley:

Other poems on the web by Matthew Caley:
Four poems
Three poems
Three poems

About Apparently:

"You have to dig this new book by Matthew Caley. At last, somebody with intelligence, wit and a vocabulary who can crack open a cultural canapé and lay out its extravagance for us with our noses pressed to the glass. Apparently this is what's going on inside. Dig these quadrilles and superficies. Face values with added values. A book to delight and amaze long after you've fallen off the chaise longue."
— John Hartley Williams

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