Moving But Also Staying The Same: Crisis, Poetry And The Temporality of Brexit – Versopolis 2019

Article written on the the crisis of temporality that Brexit has provoked and a series of poems by Robert Sheppard.

There we find the centre, the kernel’s kernel. Between Britain and Europe today is time as method and time as solution. Brexit sits like a ‘scar up in the air’, whilst Britain’s response to Brexit is a standing ‘for-no-one-and-nothing’. Sheppard’s poems are working between these poles and using temporality as the ‘even without’ of language. As these sonnets appear and disappear so do our hopes, our fears, our patience and our impatience. What remains is the memory of something now gone, and the acceptance of some unknown yet to come.

You can read the full article here – Versopolis

 

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