is an elegy for power brokers and mass-production, constructed from a years-worth of newspapers, reordered and reshaped. The titles of ancient dictators – high-ranking officials from Rome, Russia, the medieval church – replace our contemporary Presidents and celebrities. As the poem progresses, words self-erase to become zeroes, holes.
The poem was published as a book in 2009, then featured as an intervention at Liverpool Biennial. Lines from the poem were used to label hundreds of pieces of rubbish and street furniture, letting the poem spill into the world.