Cai Draper


found in an interview with Fiona Banner

It’s quite hard to believe
they are, in fact, without
language. A full stop
(I didn’t know what that was
exactly): a pause or an end
it’s a breath in-between. The people
might be the letters. Becoming real.
Solidifying. Like a sentence
from which the words have been removed, these
things have just popped out from fiction.
They made my father realise
how beautiful the trees are.


Source & Method

After reading the interviews on the website, I lifted phrases or single words into my own document, and rearranged, massaged and generally messed around with them from there.

Cai Draper is a poet from South London. His work appears in various anthologies, magazines and journals. Sometimes he hosts poetry events with Arts at the Assembly House, and organises free workshops at the Book Hive. @DraperCai

Issue 22