Philip Terry

Philip Terry is director of the Centre for Creative Writing at the University of Essex. Dante’s Inferno will be published by Carcanet in June.

Poem: ‘Inferno: Canto I’

Philip Terry, 3 April 2014

Halfway through a bad trip I found myself in this stinking car park, Underground, miles from Amarillo.

Students in thongs stood there, Eating junk food from skips,         flagmen spewing E’s,

Their breath of fetid Myrrh and ratsbane,       doners

And condemned chicken shin...

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