CREATIVE WORK

Greg Thomas: writer & editor

PUBLICATIONS

PARTICULATES. TIMGLASET, 2022.

A collection of visual and linear poems mostly from 2021-22, including the sequence "on book on drone on barra." written on Barra in September 2021. "This quivering book! Each poem feels like a syntactic mirage: walking into a room and seeing dust particles in the light....poetry at its unwilting and unprogrammatic best." Colin Herd. here

ANALOGUE. OSMOSIS, 2022.


Postcard-poem based on a lino-tile carving. Sent with selected publications from Osmosis Press. here

MOIRÉ. ESSENCE, 2022.

Folding card with tracing paper insert. A collaboration with, and homage to, Julie Johnstone's Essence Press. Part of the press's new less series of minimal poem-cards and objects. here


with SASKIA McCRACKEN. "THE ROCKING HORSE AND OTHERS." 2022.

In Dostoyevsky Wannabe Cities: Glasgow, edited by Ruthie Kennedy, Colin Herd, and Tommy Pearson. Dostoyesky Wannabe, 2022. A collage poem based on memories posted anonymously by South Glasgow residents for the South Glasgow Heritage and Environment Trust "Southside Memories Postcard Project" (2019). here

FROM IM AND NOT THIS. SPAM, 2021.
 

Linear and visual poems from 2009-21. "Greg Thomas is a scholar of concrete poetry and he is a delightful practitioner, too. His poems renew the genre. They work across scale – from tiny clever manoeuvres which mutate one word into another with a great sense of fun and surprise, to pieces which command the whole page, making the white-space do metaphoric work as if it were a state of the landscape." Richard Price. 
here

101 WORDS FOR EDWIN MORGAN. ESSENCE, 2021.

Poster-poem co-edited with Julie Johnstone of Essence Press, with one-word  contributions from 101 writers, artists, editors, curators and critics in response to the one-word poems of Edwin Morgan, in the year of his centenary-plus-one. here

"LESSUNLESS." 2021.

Candle poem published as part of visual poetry selection in Aww-Struck: Poetic and Critical Responses to the Theme of Cuteness, edited by Isabel Galleymore, Caroline Harris, and Astra Papachristodoulou. Poem Atlas, 2021. Also available as an online exhibition 
here


FOOD PEOPLE, "NEW FOOD." 2021.

Illustrations for poetry-and-art sequence by
Food People (Matthew Hamblin, Lila Matsumoto, Greg Thomas) for Counterflows on Paper, zine published as part of Counterflows Festival 2021.
 here

"BOOK 1: 1931-53." 2020.

In The Centenary Collection: For Edwin Morgan, edited by Colin Herd. Speculative Books, 2020.  A poem-essay on the scrapbooks of Edwin Morgan, published in an edition of works to celebrate Morgan's centenary. here

CLOUD COVER. ESSENCE PRESS, 2018; 2021.

A permutational poem printed in a semi-transparent concertina booklet, designed to be partially legible from any combination of standing position and viewing angle. Supplied in a small black box 60mm x 60mm with inner loose leaf sheet. £7. A very limited edition of a larger size is also available, 90mm x w 90mm at a cost of £20. contact me for details. here


"BOUSTROPHEDON." 2015

In The New Concrete: Visual Poetry in the 21st Century, edited by Chris McCabe and Victoria Bean. Hayward Publishing, 2015. The New Concrete is an anthology of visual poetry edited by Victoria Bean and Chris McCabe. The book represents visual poetry published from 2000 to the present day and suggests ways in which the original concrete movement of the 1950s and ’60s has been built upon, developed and redefined by subsequent generations of poets and artists. here

"DICOTYLEDON" AND "CIRCLE POEM." 2013--

In Quait 1-2 (2013-) edited by Luke Allan. Sine Wave Peak. Quait was a journal series of formal and concrete poetry published by Sine Wave Peak press. Each issue of the series was dedicated to a different poetic form. The first issue featured ‘dicotyledons’, poems typically comprising two words differing by one letter. The second featured circle poems. here