Author and Publisher. I work in academic publishing. I live in London and am currently writing my second novel. I can be contacted at @gurdeepmattu and and would especially like to hear from literary agents interested in representing my work.

Month: July, 2017

The Renaissance Vision of Man in the Cosmos



Yacuum is staring at

The colour television

While the adverts blare

Trumpets in the room.


We’re encouraged to try to

Envision these spiritual truths:

To buy is a good, to have

Is true, it soothes you —-


But Yacuum feels the age old

Pressure on his temples

From an angry Father in

The sky – who he resembles !




We sat in the cold air for a while,

Talking.  As if talk was any good, at this point,

In this world, on this day.

Talk is no good, he says.

Yacuum talks to me and I stare into the sky

Thinking that perhaps if I concentrate

Hard enough

I might