Go Portland, Or
OUT OF PRINT
36pp, ISBN 978-1-903488-26-3
Chris Goode is a writer, performance maker and musician. In 1999 he set up the theatre company Signal to Noise. Since 2001 he has been Artistic Director of camden people’s theatre, and also Associate Director with Unlimited Theatre, which was awarded a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2001, for the show Neutrino. In 2002 he won a second Fringe First for his one-person show Kiss of Life, which previewed at cpt before its run at Pleasance Dome. And in 2003 he took his production of Napoleon in Exile (initially developed at cpt for the 2002 Sprint Festival) to an acclaimed run at the Traverse, and subsequently to a London outing at The Drill Hall. He has been described by The Guardian as "one of the most exciting talents working in Britain today". In addition, he has worked widely as a musician and sound artist (including the duo COAT with Jeremy Hardingham, and collaboration with the installation artist Emily Orley).
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for Sam Ladkin and Malcolm Phillips
or skin up: the mid-air duvet: duck, dive,
dive, scuff they turn-ups, this blank tape
has dropouts even, the cultural buff in the
corner of the plaza, talking up “varieties”,
cranking up a tired car, mulching time.
We was dawdling, we was in a fast van
parked next the piled hyssop there,
doo-wop, tin-ears? Hankering after ancient
amnesiac homesteads, the spokes in the main,
you watch it snowing with all your might.
You won’t come into cash and it won’t matter,
nor the kids with the blue broken feet neither.