Welcome to the PROSE POETRY of

 

Welcome to the PROSE POETRY of

EVOLUTION

by John O’Loughlin of Centretruths Digital Media

 

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The sixteen prose poems in this collection should be ideally suited to those who prefer their poetry prosy and mainly concerned with philosophical issues or, at any rate, with a philosophical treatment of issues and subjects which could be treated more frivolously if one lacked the intellectual machinery and moral insight with which to tackle them in this way.  I suspect that my first attempt at prose poems, back in Dosshouse Blues (1973-5), was more poetically frivolous than is to be found here; though that would be in keeping with my work of the period.  Ten years later and the results are far more interesting, with perhaps a hint of Baudelairian influence here and there, albeit without conscious intention on my part.  However that may be, these prose poems are not essays, whatever appearances might suggest to the contrary, but painstakingly contrived pieces which never part company with the context in which they were conceived. – John O’Loughlin.

 

CONTENTS

 

NO ABSOLUTE KNOWLEDGE

 

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN

 

CANINE NEMESIS

 

SUNDAY WORST

 

AN ELECTRON BIAS

 

FROM ABSOLUTE EVIL TO ABSOLUTE GOOD

 

A JOURNEY BEYOND MYTHS

 

AN EVOLUTIONARY BIAS

 

EVOLUTION

 

FROM ROCK TO JAZZ

 

THE OMEGA INSTRUMENT

 

ELECTRON FREEDOMS

 

NATIONAL PARADOXES

 

THE MACHINE

 

SUPERNATURAL VOYEURISM

 

SPIRITUAL CULTIVATION

 

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Dosshouse Blues

Abstracts

Contemplations 1

 

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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 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 Levels, 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 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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