Category Archives: Volumes

The misery tune

TMT“The misery tune” is the fourth volume of poems in the Has Doubts series, written by Alexander Velky. Crowdfunding for this volume fell short in late 2018 and thus its future is uncertain. 

The theme of this book is death; more specifically the human condition of being tasked with living, while knowing that death is the only certainty in life.

You can read a few of the poems and watch a couple of video performances (as and when they are uploaded) by following links from the contents list below.

The draft list of poems intended for inclusion in this book at the time of the publication of this page are/were as follows:

  1. Memento mori
  2. Scollock Rath
  3. In a Spitalfields pub
  4. No mercy
  5. Backtracking
  6. Hospitality
  7. Trying again
  8. My bonny bog oak
  9. Death directions
  10. The world
  11. The journey
  12. The dread
  13. The horror
  14. The terror
  15. The time
  16. The last
  17. The end
  18. (Instrumental)
  19. Uhtcearu
  20. Spokes
  21. Hymn for Thoth
  22. Delicious poison
  23. Project Gilgamesh
  24. No bastard
  25. I like to watch sand slip through my fingers
  26. Sing a long fornever
  27. My favourite ape
  28. All-purpose funeral poem
  29. The Owl of Minerva
  30. Good morning, Ragnarok!
  31. And what is life
  32. Something new
  33. The misery tune

In the Men’s Room

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“In the Men’s Room” is the third volume of poems in the Has Doubts series, written by Alexander Velky.

Crowdfunding for this volume fell short in late 2018 and thus its future is uncertain. 

 

The theme of this book is the relationship between nature and destiny, with a specific focus on mankind’s influence on its habitats and its social structures, and on the related propensity for mankind to conflate itself with men, as illustrated in the frequent usage context of the word itself.

You can read a few of the poems and watch a couple of video performances by following links from the contents list below. The poems intended for inclusion in this book were, and theoretically still are, these:

  1. An apology
  2. Welcome to the Men’s Room
  3. Fossils
  4. Taxonomy
  5. Spider
  6. Attitude: rampant
  7. Finally embracing my destiny
  8. Lots
  9. Thoughts on a Monday morning
  10. Natural law of diminishing returns
  11. Bones
  12. Good companions, rarely blended
  13. Self-aping
  14. My species is endangered
  15. Synthetic meat is simulated murder
  16. Tractors turning (Parts I, II, III, IV, V)
  17. Wearing pink
  18. Civilization schmivilization
  19. George Monbiot’s agricultural policy
  20. Trouble in the drains
  21. New story idea
  22. Will
  23. Stopped by a commercial Sitka spruce plantation on a snowy evening
  24. Twitching tetraptych: Chaffinches, Choughs, Ravens, Robins
  25. Big American fridge
  26. Flawed nature, perfect destiny
  27. Men
  28. Daddy
  29. Altes Schloss selfie
  30. With which eye do you see the faery?
  31. My bloody chamber
  32. Spell for a satisfying bowel movement
  33. In the men’s room III

Rhymes for all times

“Rhymes for all times” is the second volume of poems in the Has Doubts series, written by Alexander Velky and published by Doubtist Books at the end of 2015.

rfatIts theme is the uneasy relationship between history and truth.

The volume uses allegory, autobiography, biography, history and polemic to explore, to unravel, to question, to critique and, arguably, to create history.

The book was crowdfunded by a Kickstarter campaign which ran in October/November 2015.

You can read the poems and watch a couple of video performances here. If you like the look of it, please buy a copy or share a link or even consider reviewing it, depending on how you choose to spend your free time.

  1. Doubt having
  2. Ages
  3. Landskeria
  4. What really happened
  5. Irregular sonnets for Rockall
  6. New Roman times
  7. Where is the heart of Europe?
  8. Sonnets from the corners of the map
  9. Borders
  10. How days break
  11. Nice big war
  12. In the Fabergé museum in Baden-Baden
  13. Proof
  14. Rhymes for all times
  15. Painted horses
  16. Beware enlightenment
  17. John Simpson’s burka
  18. My diaries
  19. Legacy
  20. The Antenationale
  21. Failed states
  22. A voice from a bin
  23. Kuzka’s mother
  24. Roads
  25. Begging letters
  26. Tragedy branding
  27. Cities
  28. Escape to the country
  29. The old house
  30. Advertising space
  31. Stains
  32. Balance
  33. A rhyme for all time

Mistaken for art or rubbish

“Mistaken for art or rubbish” is the first volume of poems in the Has Doubts series, written by Alexander Velky and published by Doubtist Books in 2013.

book cover (clean)Its theme is art:

1) What is art?
2) What’s it for?
3) What’s it worth?

The volume uses allegory, autobiography, biography, history and polemic to get to the heart of art. And to break it and rebuild it: bigger, better, stronger.

The collection is currently available as a paperback publication in a limited run of 200 books (with about half remaining). For information on how to order a copy, please click BUY.

You can also read all of the poems and watch video performances here:

  1. Please don’t fund my art
  2. Alchemy
  3. A duck with two heads
  4. Poems about nothing
  5. An interest in cartography
  6. Martin Brady likes your link
  7. The art factory
  8. My art is greater than your art
  9. Top ten indefinities ever
  10. Your Nazi tattoo
  11. A verse for the averse
  12. Damien Hirst responds to his critics
  13. Lost object
  14. Doubts
  15. “Celebration Mix”
  16. Sonnets for plop
  17. Art school
  18. Money to burn
  19. How to decide whether something is art
  20. Cost
  21. Poverty
  22. All that is free
  23. The box
  24. Torture porn
  25. Dead by Christmas
  26. Klára
  27. Destroy your art
  28. Ill of the dead
  29. Economics
  30. The crowning
  31. Sculptures of nothing
  32. Doubtless
  33. Mistaken for art or rubbish