this is no longer entertainment is formed entirely out of untreated anonymous or pseudonymous text found in the open comments sections of media websites and other digital platforms. It was composed by filtering this un-authored writing through a process of immediate, instinctive selection and reframing, which is inevitably modulated by the author’s interests and emotional temperature. The poem’s composition roughly covers the period 2014-2017; a period marked by a range of notable social-political shifts and events.
Christodoulos Makris has published several books, pamphlets, artists’ books and other poetry objects, most recently Browsing History (zimZalla avant objects, 2018). His book The Architecture of Chance (Wurm Press, 2015) was a poetry book of the year for RTÉ Arena and 3:AM Magazine. One of Poetry Ireland’s ‘Rising Generation’ poets, he has presented his work widely across media and borders, and has received awards, commissions and residencies from the Irish Museum of Modern Art, StAnza Festival (Scotland), European Poetry Festival, Culture Ireland, and Maynooth University among others. He is co-director of Dublin’s multidisciplinary performance series Phonica, and the poetry editor of gorse journal and associated imprint Gorse Editions.
Cat No: DW-743