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Two Poems By: Amy McCauley
Karl Smith , December 14th, 2014 04:12

This week's new writing comes in the form of two new poems from Aberystwyth-based writer Amy McCauley's reimagining of the Oedipus Myth — Auto-Oedipa


Genetics

You know who you remind me of /
your aunt / shriek / the one
with problems /

el / spaz /
tic / paternal aunt // you
know it skips a generation // that’s

why / you’re / fuck / such a pervert /
that’s why you don’t /
HA / look

like me /
your / fuck // shriek //
leg / how the fuck are you going to

walk on that // shriek // stump / are
you off your fucking /
HA / are

you out
of your fucking / HA /
are you out of your fucking MIND /


Cut it Out

Stop / no / he said / stop / no /
he said if I were you
I’d / stop /// cut

that baby out /
no / don’t laugh /
shriek / laugh / he said / who

the fuck / no / who the fuck /
you are / get rid / stop /
cut it out /

shriek / if not
me / then who / stop /
who the fuck / it’s blowing a

gale / stop / it’s blowing a ga
le out there / don’t
laugh / cut it

out / don’t /
stop / don’t stop / no /
stop / stop / don’t          / shriek /
      / stop /
/ no /

                / shriek /
/ shriek /

                              / shriek /


                                            / no /

                    / shriek /


Amy’s poetry has appeared widely in UK magazines and anthologies, including New Welsh Review, The North, The Poetry of Sex, Poetry Wales, The Rialto, The Stinging Fly and Tears in the Fence. In 2014 her pamphlet Slops was shortlisted for the Poetry School/Pighog Pamphlet Prize and her full-length play My Baby Girl premiered at Manchester’s Three Minute Theatre. Amy’s current project is a collection of poems (Auto-Oedipa) which re-imagines the Oedipus myth. She lives in Aberystwyth.


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