Welcome to the ABSTRACT POETRY of

 

Welcome to the ABSTRACT POETRY of

CONTEMPLATIONS Vol.2

by John O’Loughlin of Centretruths Digital Media

 

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

 

 

Unlike my first collection of abstract poems, simply called Abstracts (1983), this later project, divided into five volumes with a total of more than 500 poems, is non-readerly and hence abstract in a patterned and completely formal way such that requires nothing more than contemplation, as suggested by the title, of its monosyllabic structures.  Thus all 120 of the lower-case abstract poems in Volume Two are intended to assist one in developing a contemplative frame-of-mind at the expense of readerly norms, thereby transcending the intellect in what could be regarded as a mode of literary salvation. – John O’Loughlin.

 

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All files Copyright © 1985-2011 John O’Loughlin

 

 

Check out the Lulu eBook lower-case volumes (1-3) of Contemplations @

Contemplations

 

For a complete list of his eBooks @ Lulu.com visit John O'Loughlin's

Author Spotlight

 

Other related websites by the author include:-

CONTEMPLATIONS 1

CONTEMPLATIONS 3

 

TEXT LINKS

CONTEMPLATIONS (3 Vol. paperback version)
The Centretruths Clickbank Literature eBook Catalogue
Centretruths General eBook Catalogue
Cemtretruths on Pinterest
Guestbook

 

Email: john-oloughlin@centretruths.co.uk

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

John O’Loughlin was born in Salthill, Galway, the Republic of Ireland, of mixed 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 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 up to London proper and went on, via two short-lived jobs, to work at the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, in Bedford Square WC1, where, with some prior experience himself of having sat and passed (with merit) a grade 4 piano exam, he eventually became responsible for booking examination venues. After a brief flirtation with Redhill Technical College back in Surrey, where he had enrolled to do English and History A Levels, he returned to his former job in the West End but, due to a combination of personal factors, quit the ABRSM in 1976 and began to pursue a literary vocation which, despite a brief spell as a computer tutor at Hornsey Management Agency within the local 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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