Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Tuesday poem #573 : Mark Valentine : Old Otherworld Inns



Merry Lion
White Oak
Pied Horse
Bell & Fox
Black Britannia

Pied Hounds
Odd Bell
Horseshoe & Keys
Angel House
Barley Royal

Street Hounds
Railway Waggon
New Head
Black Angel
Swan Kings

Queen O’Bells
Old Junction
New Blue
Red Chequers
Green Prince

Wheatsheaf & Woolpack
Crowned Dragon
White Castle
Green Mermaid
The Jolly Jolly


A Note on the Poetics

I made this piece by jumbling up the names of real pubs in Rutland to create new and surprising names that sound as if they might exist, somewhere.





Mark Valentine lives in Yorkshire, England. He likes second-hand bookshops, vegan food, canalside walks, village hall flea markets and antiquarian mysteries. A chapbook, Astarology, was issued by Salo Press in 2021, and his work has appeared in M58, Reliquiae, ink, sweat & tears, PN Review and elsewhere. His stories and essays are published by Tartarus (UK), Zagava (Germany), Sarob (France) and Swan River (Ireland). He is the keyboardist in The Mystic Umbrellas and the reviver of the Victorian travel game 'Cat-at-the-Window'.

the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan


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