Permanent [poem by P. R. Stephensen, December 1928]

[Editor: A poem by P. R. Stephensen. Published in The London Aphrodite, number three, December 1928.] Permanent I shall not sing these songs when I am dead. No melodies will murmur in my tomb. I shall not stir impatient in the womb Of death. I shall be dreamless in that bed. No rhythmical intention in […]

Bullets and Ballots [poem by P. R. Stephensen, August 1928]

[Editor: A poem by P. R. Stephensen. Published in The London Aphrodite, number one, August 1928.] Bullets and Ballots (Book review in the form of a rhapsody for the barrel-organ) by P. R. Stephensen I Facilitate Stygian transits Toll Utopian funeral knells And celebrate Bolshevik obsequies For the passing of Shaw and Wells. . . […]

Seducer [poem by P. R. Stephensen, August 1928]

[Editor: A poem by P. R. Stephensen. Published in The London Aphrodite, number one, August 1928.] Seducer You are religious? — Well, if I say The Immortal Gods Walk on the wide earth still And laugh with us In our love’s play On this sunny-grassed hill; And wherever we go In restaurants, cinemas, taxis, trams, […]

Editorial manifestos [article by Jack Lindsay and P. R. Stephensen, August 1928]

[Editor: An article by Jack Lindsay and P. R. Stephensen. Published in The London Aphrodite, number one, August 1928.] Editorial manifestos (a) We stand for a point of view which equally outrages the modernist and the reactionary. It is certain that J. C. Squire and T.S. Eliot, Wyndham Lewis and Dean Inge, Humbert Wolfe and […]