Welcome to the ABSTRACT POETRY of

 

Welcome to the ABSTRACT POETRY of

ABSTRACTS

by John O’Loughlin of Centretruths Digital Media

 

Links to the files of which follow the brief video and text introductions below:-

 

                        

The essayistic introduction to this little collection of abstract poems attempts to point up a distinction between poetry and antipoetry and then to contrast both of these with what I have termed superpoems - the abstract poetry of a transcendental age or civilization which strives to dissolve grammatical appearances into a non-descriptive essence.  Whether or not I was successful in this or even correct in my overall theorizing at this time (1983), Abstracts is a collection of poems which, whilst mostly readerly (or capable of being read), is devoid of conventional significance, and therefore has to be read or, rather, understood in relation to the underlying significance, where apparent, of the form, which lifts each poem above the usual phenomenal realm of descriptive poetry towards a transcendent realm of pure abstraction. - John O'Loughlin.

 

CONTENTS

 

INTRODUCTION

 

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All files Copyright © 1983-2011 John O’Loughlin

 

 

 

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ABSTRACTS

 

For a complete list of his titles on Lulu.com visit John O'Loughlin's

Author Spotlight

 

Other abstract poetry websites by the author include:-

CONTEMPLATIONS 1

CONTEMPLATIONS 2

CONTEMPLATIONS 3

 

TEXT LINKS

 

John O'Loughlin's Wordperss Space

Centretruths on Wordpress.com

Centretruths Clickbank Literature Catalogue

'Abstracts' on Tripod.com

Guestbook

 

Email: john-oloughlin@centretruths.co.uk

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

John O’Loughlin was born in Salthill, Galway, the Republic of Ireland, of Irish- and British-born parents in 1952. Following a parental split partly due to his mother's Aldershot origins (her father, a Presbyterian from Donegal, had served in the British Army), he was brought to England by his mother and grandmother (who upon the premature death of her husband had initially returned to Ireland after a lengthy marital absence from Athenry) in the mid-50s and, having had the benefit of private tuition from a Catholic priest, subsequently attended St. Joseph's and St. George's RC schools in Aldershot, Hants, and, with an enforced change of denomination from Catholic to Protestant in consequence of having been sent to a children's home by his mother upon the death and repatriation of his grandmother, he went on to attend first Barrow Hedges Primary School in Carshalton Beeches, Surrey, and then Carshalton High School for Boys. Upon leaving the latter in 1970 with an assortment of CSE’s (Certificate of Secondary Education) and GCE’s (General Certificate of Education), including history and music, he moved to London and went on, via two short-lived jobs, to work at the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in Bedford Square, where, with some prior experience himself of having sat and passed (with merit) an ABRSM Gd.4 piano exam, he eventually became responsible for booking examination venues throughout Britain and Ireland. After a brief flirtation with Redhill Technical College back in Surrey, where he had enrolled to do English and History A Level, he returned to his former job in the West End but, due to a combination of personal factors, quit the Associated Board in 1976 and began to pursue a literary vocation which, despite a brief spell as a computer and office-skills tutor at Hornsey YMCA in the late '80s and early '90s, he has steadfastly continued with ever since. His novels include Changing Worlds (1976), An Interview Reviewed (1979), Secret Exchanges (1980), Sublimated Relations (1981), and Deceptive Motives (1981). Since the mid-80s Mr O'Loughlin has dedicated himself almost exclusively to philosophy, which he regards as his true literary vocation, and has penned more than seventy titles of a philosophical nature, including Devil and God (1985-6), Towards the Supernoumenon (1987), Elemental Spectra (1988-9), Philosophical Truth (1991-2) and, more recently, The Best of All Possible Worlds (2008), The Centre of Truth (2009), Insane but not Mad (2011) and Philosophic Flights of Poetic Fancy (2012).

 

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