The Sun Bathers: Roy Marshall
Antiphon first published Roy Marshall in issue 3 and again recently in issue 8 and I was delighted to buy a copy of his first book 'The Sun Bathers' from Shoestring Press. We're also very pleased that Roy has agreed to us reproducing another poem from the new collection.
The rotten wood wings of moths,
more delicate than powdered eyelids.
Vinyl grooves cut by kings of the blues,
hat brim thick in paper sleeves.
Illuminated manuscripts, thirsty
to drink from the whorls of your fingers
or the middle of negatives
carried down from the attic;
and before you hold to light
those amber strips of stilled life
first decide if your heart can take
what you'll find and what is missing.
Roy Marshall’s work has previously appeared here and in The North, Magma, The Rialto, Smiths Knoll and elsewhere. His pamphlet 'Gopagilla' was published in 2012 and a full collection 'The Sun Bathers' was published by Shoestring Press in October this year.