Sam Riviere

Sam Riviere4

IT GETS HARDER TO FUNCTION IN THE WORLD

 

life is so much more bearable when you’ve got new music
but I’m starting to not even like music
I don’t have an accent
*you* have an accent
I have become partial to all kinds of distortions
which is how it begins pretty soon
I’ll need an outlandish array of sexual props to [anything]
once I had a fear of waterslides
and my wife was raised by white supremacists
as difficult as that might be to believe
I like when this desperation comes to the fore
particularly in my friends
but this isn’t where I envisaged things ending up
just as I never envisaged hiring out bouncy castles for a living

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SAM RIVIERE co-edits the anthology series Stop/Sharpening/Your/Knives, and received an Eric Gregory Award in 2009. Faber published his debut pamphlet in 2010. His first book is ’81 Austerities’ (Faber & Faber, 2012).

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Learn more about Sam Riviere:

Author Website
81 Austerities
S/S/Y/K

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