Thursday, 14 October 2021

The Bardo of Babylon


A place between the worlds or somewhere more day-to-day? A poem I have often enjoyed performing with music by my friend Graham Phillips.

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

The Angel of Coventry


Maybe the spirit of a place isn't necessarily defined or limited by the ideas of human people who inhabit it. Maybe my home city has a deeper identity than it's known history?

Monday, 17 May 2021

Enormous Gravity

A poem partly inspired by this article:

Black-hole Computing

Might nature’s bottomless pits actually be ultra-efficient quantum computers? That could explain why data never dies.

Words & images by Barry; 
Music by Graham Phillips
Saxophone: Gilles Ben Istri.

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

We Dare not Confront the Mystery that We Are

Another poem, this time whispered. This is about how many complex systems, of which we are for the most part unaware, are responsible for what we call our consciousness, which is rather limited in its bandwidth.