Abri de Swardt – Twink Lighthouse

<p>"Twink Lighthouse" deploys Frank O'Hara's "Personism: A Manifesto" (1959) – in which he dwells on a poem which exists "between two persons instead of two pages", invoking the speculative "death of literature as we know it” – to address ‘Darling MB’ through cellular recordings as transmitted signs, a WhatsApp Personism. Abri de Swardt approaches the epistolary canon as detoxifying lubricant peppered by meteorological lacunae: as narrator he is situated in waiting, poised on a balcony above a city, and MB is elsewhere, incapacitated in a fictionalised double passivity and distancing.<br></p> <p></p> <p><br></p>