‘The porter into forgotten landscapes’
A finger in the fishes mouth
in Luminous presence
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Chapter 1 explores Derek Jarman's first book A finger in the fishes mouth, a chapbook containing poems dating back to his student years. It considers the book’s postcard-poem form and reflects on its engagement with history, conceived of as existing in a perpetual present, as well as its coded autobiographical content.

Luminous presence

Derek Jarman’s life-writing

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