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How To Be A Spaceman

The new collection of poetry How To Be A Spaceman is now available as an eBook from amazon and other good online retailers… all for the price of a decent cup of coffee or herbal tea. It can’t get much better than that!

It will also be part of a printed omnibus edition called Brinkverse which will be appearing in the near future.

To find out more about this collection visit it’s own website at howtobeaspaceman.benbrinkburn.com

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Kitchen Conversations

The new collection of poems Kitchen Conversations is now out for general delight and delectation!

Available from Amazon initially as an eBook and many other good online outlets. It will also be included within Brinkverse, a printed omnibus which will be appearing in the near future.

Find out more about Kitchen Conversations at the collections own dedicated website kichenconversations.benbrinkverse.com

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Soviet Space Art

There’s some wonderful Soviet era space art, from the time when the future was bright and communism would claim the galaxy. this is an untitled work by V Burmistrov. More to follow, it’s irrestible stuff :)

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Are We Alone?

9 Exoplanets that could hold life

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Crawlspace Scratch


Working on a nugget of truth
strapped to the booster
loitering in the translation booth
chasing the rooster
tin can scratch
fiddly little latch
airlock frustration
pointless safety
demonstration
bubbling synapses
pulling the legs off a small cleaning robot
just for a laugh
something to do while waiting
waiting
waiting

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HOW TO BE A SPACEMAN

Well update time from mission control deep in the heart of a Lancashire emerging into joys of spring.

The production schedule for the collection of poetry and prose called How to Be A Spaceman is actually going to plan. This amazing fact alone is no doubt going to be enough to put a spanner in the works but all seems set for the ebook to be published soon, it’s heels followed hotly by a print edition. Hang in there, spacemen…[and women of course]…

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DAYS OF SPARROW, NIGHTS OF HAWK

so you’ve now got a glass eye
that’s great
it really suits you
although
can’t get used to you without
the eye patch that
gave you real character it was
really sorta you
y’know
and
mine’s a JD and Coke
I know I know sacrilege but hell
hell what the hell
so what
and so here’s a toast to the has beens
and might of beens and
the been’s that still are
long may they prosper
in vulcan peace
well not really soon may their fall come
soon may they get it over and done with
soon may they suffer then swallow their pride
in a lake of rum
hey then they can join us in Alphabet City snuck away on
East 3rd a sparrow’s erratic flight
from Avenue D
and this is not a great part of town
this is not hyper-cool urban angst
this is pay dirt and delusion and a hollow heart
yodeling in the gloaming
only full of words that
don’t fit
and some times the bar is full of Belgians
sometimes Nigerians
sometimes English
some stray Chinese now
and then
clutching bottles
grinning ruefully about what might be and
what hasn’t been
sneering
the days are for mooching and for flitting
for wincing and for teeth gritting
the nights are for hawks like you and me
feeling free
with darkness to cut
with
old world bravado
and neon to caress
with new world glass sharp
optimism tinged with the
smarts
of a hidden knife

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