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advert is meant to turn you


go on    have a duvet day

put it together
what have you got?

like no other

welcome        to the playground   
this week      




I’m in love with

            let me call you

I’ve taken Nurofen

price too

breaking and entering
get the London

look    if I told you
but telling
            life’s full of choice

the future’s bright


highly dunkable

now you can get
so        strong            you     only
need one



welcome to our network
it’s amazing   

how do you know
which one’s which?

simple goodness
simply closer
            you’ve got great taste
cleaning has dulled the shine
that’s the beauty

nobody enjoyed
more than
                                    I did
but I had  two strokes




style on skin

welcome to the spinex

the new face of synis

oven baked to a golden
giorgio armani

knowing I love you

which part of fishing boats
did you not understand?

            the wheel
my curly friend

you might never make
ordinary coffee again

storage couldn’t be easier

new actimel blueberry
range of phones       make
the most of now

forward slash

the victims of


[The work of nick-e melville has been published in magazines and websites across the world, such as, Chapman 106, dirt, eratio, New Writing Scotland 19, One Less, Otoliths, Product 4, Saint Elizabeth Street, Sleeping Fish and xStream; with two extended features at experimental poetry website poems on the Minimalist Concrete Poetry page and an alphabet sequence entitled alphabits. In 2006 a found poetry sequence Office Gnomics (Acton Press 2006) was produced and an issue of Poetry Scotland was dedicated to his poetry in 2005. Recently, one of his visual poems was solicited to illustrate an exhibition CD as part of Liverpool’s biennale 2008. He is also currently taking poetry to a wider audience with his experimental and confrontational band ShellSuit Massacre, which places found poetry next to dance music.]

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