Graham Buchan has spent his working life in the film, video and television industries as an editor, writer, producer and director. He is a regular on the London poetry scene and, apart from poetry in many magazines, he has published short stories, travel writing and film appreciation. His poetry is also available on the CD Radio Pussycat.
there is violence in these vapours
Graham Buchan's first full-length collection proves that he is a master of 'viral poetry' - words that infect the reader with their anger, cynicism and intelligence.
Your eyes are wide… from there is violence in these vapours
Your eyes are wide, like a lens.
Your head is cool, like a camera.
Your brain is sensitive, like film.
Your mind is patient, like chemicals in solution.
You photograph me, and I exist.
I can imagine
nestling against wide deep cushions
inside the contours of your cranium,
secure in that cool dark place,
and peering out along twin shafts of sunlight,
sharing your objectivity.