Snuff Memories: an interview with Tom Bland for Spontaneous Poetics

Your new book, Snuff Memories, is about to come out. How did this work come about? Snuff Memories has its immediate genesis in a prose piece ‘In the Country of the Broken’, published in Gary Shipley’s journal, gobbet back in 2017.  But I guess it goes deeper than that for me. I’ve always had a […]

Doom Metal Abstraction Lyric Sheet (Abstract Cruelty from Snuff Memories)

Dead Professor Oblivion wets his thin moustache.Orange jump-suits daub Rosa with an invitation of fish paste.The python’s tail undulates to Bukkake rhythmsas does the jungle girl/vore legend Her soused head dangles from the eyeless abomination.I watch all this in public seance.Glad to conform. after ghost porn deletionNarcissus hires surgeons to make him art pâtisserie.He is […]

The Death of Posthuman Life: a brief philosophical introduction to Snuff Memories

My first book, Posthuman Life: philosophy at the edge of the human, bequeathed several unresolved philosophical problems, above all the ethical impasse concisely expressed in Amy Ireland’s review of my new book, Snuff Memories: “The posthuman cannot be known before it is produced—so to know it, we must produce it.” Slightly less concisely, the decision […]

Recent Publications

Since I’ve been prompted to update my university profile, I’ve decided to compile a list of (relatively) recent publications, dividing between straight academic output and experimental texts. Most entries come with links. A selective list of interviews is also included below. Academic Articles 2020. ‘Posthuman: Critical, Speculative, Biomorphic, in Mads Rosendhal Thomsen and Joseph Wamburg […]

Void Theory

Open removes a cup of hot expresso from Null’s mastectomied chest, spills it black on genitals mutilated as lilies. Loses another version of herself. Waits for the silence of divinity to crack. They have become experiments and deformations. How long till absence achieves pathos? Anna would like to know. Faded summer splits angled grey skin […]


(Reblogged from Identities Journal Lockdown series # 30) Can we afford us any longer? Bodies hurt too much. Their pleasures are less trauma than a geologic diarrhoea. It’s shameful a vaulting planetary economy still uses us – like discovering a cache of unused condoms under pristine sand. No wonder we dream disconnection, communism, or apocalypse; […]