1 CONTEMPLATIONS Vol.4 Welcome to the ABSTRACT POETRY of

 

Welcome to the ABSTRACT POETRY of

CONTEMPLATIONS Vol.4

by John O’Loughlin of Centretruths Digital Media

 

Links to the files of which follow the short video and brief synopsis 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 sixty of the mixed-case abstract poems in Volume Four (otherwise known as 'Supercontemplations') 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.

 

CONTENTS

 

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All files Copyright © 1993-2010 John O’Loughlin

 

Check out this Lulu ebook mixed-case volume of Contemplations (supercontemplations) @

Supercontemplations

 

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

Author Spotlight

 

Other abstract poetry and/or poetic word-art websites by the author include:-

CONTEMPLATIONS 1

CONTEMPLATIONS 2

CONTEMPLATIONS 3

 

TEXT LINKS

SUPERCONTEMPLATIONS (PDF-derived paperback version)
The Centretruths General eBook Catalogue
Centretruths on Wordpress.com

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 schools in Aldershot, Hants, and, with an enforced change of denomination from Catholic to Protestant in consequence of having been put into 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 WC1, where he eventually became responsible for booking examination venues throughout Britain and Ireland. After a brief flirtation with Redhill Technical College back in Surrey, he returned to his former job in the West End but, due to a combination of personal factors, handed in his notice at 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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