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Frances Kruk

Frances Kruk


Frances Kruk is a poet and artist who works in multiple forms. In addition to written poetry and prose, she produces concrete poetry, collage, typestracts and xerographies, and has incorporated song writing and electronic composition/live improvisation into performances of her own texts and others’. She frequently collaborates with other artists, and has performed and published internationally. Her poetry has been published in many print and online journals, among them Damn the Caesars, The Paper Nautilus­, The Claudius App, Sous les Pavés, Half Circle, Friends, MATERIALS, Pilot, HOW2, fhole, and onedit. She lives in London.


Recorded on 19 October 2011 in London by Jacqui Johnson


Books / Chapbooks

  • lo-fi frags in-progress (forthcoming from Veer Books, 2014)
  • DWARF SURGE (London: yt communication, 2013)
  • Down you go, or, Négation de bruit (Scarborough, ME: Punch Press, 2011)
  • A Discourse on Vegetation and Motion (Providence, RI: Critical Documents, 2008. Reprinted Cambridge, 2012)
  • five poems in water (Zurich: Dusie Books, 2011)
  • quickflip (ed.) (London: HOW2, 2007)
  • dig oubliette (London: yt communication, 2007)
  • clobber (London: yt communication, 2007)


  • I have been made of no, ed. William Rowe, trans. Kurt Folch (Santiago, Chile: part of Artists for Democracy, 2014)
  • VierSome 001 (London: Veer Books, 2012)
  • Infinite Difference: Other Poetries by UK Women Poets, ed. Carrie Etter (London: Shearsman Books, 2010)
  • Shift & Switch: New Canadian Poetry, eds. derek beaulieu, Jason Christie, and a.rawlings (Toronto: Mercury, 2006)

Sample Text

emissaries of the Snout.
The tradition of the dotted line: 


Sentence be shot
Sentence, to exile.
Sentence, silent meta
stasis of each camp.

On the basis of lists it's curtains
in the courtyard.
in the courtyard
at the gates.
Red in black at every entrance,
Judas holes in every wall you
Thought maybe those words you
Thought were yours but now they eat you
now they eat you now they
Bring you and they x you in
your faces dotted lines every time
& no not
even the dead are safe.

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