'Current international developments in poetry have foregrounded the poem as a linguistic artefact which is relatively autonomous from its referents. As such, there has been increased emphasis on creating poems according to models which are in sympathy with this stance, such as homophonic translation or John Tranter’s ‘The Anaglyph’ (2009: 105ff). This research uses phonemic rearrangements and an aleatory process to generate the poems of ‘The Second Partition’.'
'In this book-length poem, (which starts in a manner reminiscent of Beckett’s Company), the isness of voice is its central preoccupation: it is considered from as many different aspects as there are parts to this multiform poem. Highly exploratory, with words sometimes rising from or inspired by selected Renaissance wood-cut engravings, Anatomy of Voice is divided into four Partitions – across which are lyricised the shiftings of the question ‘what is a voice’, and the poem’s speculative and evocative answers.'