What Will Be – Ce Qui Sera – Lo Que Será

What Will Be, an almanac of the international surrealist movement, for which I’ve edited a 31-page section on surrealist games with an accompanying essay, is now available from Lulu here.

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Published by Brumes Blondes in the Netherlands and edited by Her De Vries and Laurens Vancrevel, it contains essays, poems, texts & images, from  over 170 contributors from 25 countries, in English, French  & Spanish, as well as a chronology of the last 50 years of surrealism, 1964-2014.

It also contains a recent poem of mine, written in August last year:

        The Monocled Wolf

I saw a wolf wearing a monocle
Leaning against a cemetery wall,
As nonchalant as you like,
And the moon smoking a cigarette
Looking over the wall to see
What was going on,
Never having encountered
A monocled wolf before.

Appearing in the form of a merry cloud
Condensed from mist in the valley bottom,
I had stopped by the cemetery gate
To see what was going on,
Never having encountered
A monocled wolf before
Nor, for that matter,
The moon smoking a cigarette.

As if a frame had been placed around us,
Captured in a rustic legend
Of lycanthropic magnification,
We exchanged glances, all three,
Laughed together at this inexplicable moment,
Then went our separate ways.

Kenneth Cox

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