Seclusion Data – Carnivalesque Poetry Book

Seclusion Data is a carnivalesque poetry book containing 36 original poems in three sections. It was published in 2010 by Third Eye Novelty Editions in Wellington, New Zealand. The book was designed by Michael Christoffel at Whirlwind, and printed at Astra Print by Christine Borra.

Sample poem


The road from innocence to self-knowledge, symbolised by angels and insects in sombre, expressive colours flying behind the middle class vampire circus, plunges into the languid mayhem of a contemporary marriage.

Waxing legs for fast cash: her husband didn’t even know. We never told him.

Marbled with cannibalism and graphic anxiety, the pathologies of intimacy depend on a strange, touching resonance.

While they ride the lonely streets, the protagonists of this bittersweet autopsy will be unrivalled in their ardour.

Find out more about the book.

Listen to an audio of Alex reading the poem Desiderata No.1 (YouTube).


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