Billy Childish

Artist, poet and musician

Author of forty-five collections including The River be my Blud: Medway poems 1980-2005 and Bent Haikus.

i am a desperate man who love the simplisity of painting
and hates gallarys and white walls
and dealers in art

From ‘i am the strange hero of hunger’ in the man with the gallows eyes, selected poetry 1980-2005 (London: The Aquarium Woburn Walk, 2005)

 

today dolli isn’t hard and arrogant
she isn’t puffed up and bitter
i can hear her tiredness and a tremour
in her voice

From ‘the strangest thing’ in 3:AM Magazine (June 2002) see 3:am Magazine

 

Billy Childish
by Pete Millson
bromide fibre print, August 2001
NPG x132548
© Pete Millson