Published poetry by Ivor Cutler

Title Published Publisher ISBN Notes
Many Flies
Have Feathers
1973 Trigram Press ?

This volume contains more poems than listed. The first column below reflects only those that are titled. The second adds those referred to from Dandruff.

Contents
My Mother Has Two Red Lips.(D)
A Love Poem
Country Idyll
Phonetic Poem
To Giorgio Morandi
The Purposeful Culinary Implements
On One Hand
There and Back - Via Sweden
I Can See Abie's Neck
I like sitting.(D)
The forgetful fowl.(D)
If everybody.(D)
For sixpence.(D)
I used to lie in bed.(D)
If all the cornflakes.(D)
My sock.(D)
When I entered.(D)
Two balls.(D)

(D) Recorded on the LP Dandruff.


Title Published Publisher ISBN Notes
A Flat Man 1977 Trigram Press paper: 0 85465 053 9
cloth: 0 85465 054 7
signed: 0 85465 055 5
Ill. Phyllis King
Contents
Alone
What?
The Painful League
I Ate a Lady's Bun
Living Donkey
A Modest Monument
Excitement
Bleeding Shoes
The Darkness
Blind
When I Stand on an Open Cart
Aquarium
The Turn
Irk
The Dichotomy of Love
Birdswing
Empty Road at Little Bedwyn
The Other Half
Fistyman
Dumb Dames
The Bowling Green
Patronage
Search for Grace
Garden Path at Filcombe
True Courage
Moist Flier
Old Boots
The Railway Sleepers
The Long Way
A Flat Man
Your Smell
Fish
Three Sisters
Shoes
Deductive Lepidopteron
Lean
Stubborn Vassals
Filcombe Cottage Brook
Fair's Fair
Gorbals 1930
British Museum
Bread and Butter
Smack!
5 Wise Saws
Unexpected Join

Title Published Publisher ISBN Notes
Private Habits Arc Publications 1981 paperback: 0 902771 89 2
hardback: 0 902771 90 6
Contents
The head of a Nail
A varnished coathook
The blonde mouse
Clear liquor
A pragmatist
An ancient tamarisk
Potato tune
Really chewy
A mouse and a tarantula
Big ned & wee bob
Private Habits
Risotto
The Keeper
A man returns
Winder cider
Happy Hen
The old lady danced
If your breasts
Stoned dates
A black snake
I built a road
A shy lark
Big enough
That coat
Heave ho
Knickers
In the park
Do that again
Drum skin
Ladies' plaits
Cheap chocolate
Errata
Hard croucher
Fly sandwich
Baker
Moth move
In Norway
Bell breaks
Path Here
Good telecommunications
Some substance
Red button
Spouse
Greedy Miser
Ten Years
Nature
Terrified Kookaburra
The natural height of cloud
A remote port
I laid down the lump
An ugly face
See me
For a lark
Hair crack
Kevin's clumsy touch
Thin gruel
Qualified nurse
A robin and a rhea
A brown shape
Rheumaticy bush
Demon
Trouble
Banana sandwich
Tuck in
Renaissance
Parallelepiped
Feeling the need
On the day
Big blue lid
Fish professor
Gaolbirls
Disappointed
Smell my breath
Heel mark
Touchstone
In consequence
Buffet
Lunatic
Scrabbly hard touch
Melon
Large & yellow
An informed taste
A successful interior designer
O quartz!
How do you do
Dogged persistence
Dirty sky
Frustration
Her darling
A warp & a woof
Tiny twists of the wrist
Belly
Jamboree
Malice
Polish the bell
Naked
Bird rain
Eg
A crafty burglar
An unhappy medium

Title Published Publisher ISBN Notes
LARGE et Puffy 1984 Arc Publications paperback: 0 902771 701
hardback: 0 902771 71X
Contents
Use a brick
Leisurely exchange
Bad eye
Mostly tins
3 men
Her unwilling throat
Late afternoon
Her equipment
A hen runs
The gathering doubt
The customs
For practice
Ready
Only 17
Brenda (5)
Still sore
Just a nuance
Fair is fair
Grandpa's tales
The wren
Swollen
Claw polish
A great team
Plucky
Giant
Nature note No. 1 (5)
Brooch boat (M)
Sandwiches
A strip of land
Wild hens
The revelation
Half way through
Well meaning
The laws of physics
2 feet thick
Uncut moquette
Jungle tip - piranhas
Breathing regularly
Regal occasion
A land of penguin
Ferrara
Six nails
Dying chrysanthemums
My darling
Whale badge
Over you go
Bending
In a frame
Duck plants
Sandstone
On the train
Japanese poem
Upstream
Self-knowledge
Hello below!
A beautiful woman
Vermin
Full of goods
Fried egg
Birdhammer
Creamy pumpkins
A wooden one
Down a treat
Secret drinker
Golf ball
Jungle tip - killer bee
A new home
Swinging bird
The darkness
Large and puffy
All the time
The bend
Country door

(M) Guest recording on the LP Miniatures.
(5) Previously published in 5x5


Title Published Publisher ISBN Notes
Fresh Carpet 1986 Arc Publications paperback: 0 902771 68 X
hardback: 0 902771 68(or 9?) 8
Contents
God's Blessing
A Frustrated Worshipper
Jewish Jokes
A Tough Marriage
Laughter and Disbelief
London Cycling Campaign
Make it Private
Beading
Daddy-Long_legs
Rings
2 in the Morning
Local Natural Sounds
Free Wood
Whiskey Flask
Elephant
Sucking in
Woollen Dove
Bucket and Steam
The Blessings of our Forebears
Prune Jam
Hard Croucher # 2
A Quiet Gray Bird
Dear Matting
Feeble Try With a Stone # 1
Cuckoo Sang
Hill Out
Cowboy Cutler
List
My Wee Pet
Fresh Carpet
Maturity
Glutton's End
Achilles' Heel
God's Pet
A Square Deal
Breakout
Feigning
Ants
Capillary Music
Roget
Herring Synagogue
Nothing
30°
The Conservation of Matter
Hapless
Non-Electronic Game
Loneliness
Stupid
The Same Size
Finger Flutter
Clip
Bark
Only
Dodo
Feeble Try With a Stone # 2
The Other Way
An Expert
Aaron
How You Been, Dora ?
Scotch Fruit-Snake
A Capital B
Tooth Mince
Oh Boy
The Hoi
Seven
Summer Rain
All Heart
A Warm Bucket
Odd Old Flora

Title Published Publisher ISBN Notes
A Nice Wee Present From Scotland 1988 Arc Publications 0 902771 73 6
Contents
Picking Your Nose
Mishap Number Two
Mishap Number Three
Barrel Torsos
Emasculated
Broken Leather
Tsuki-Yuki-Hana
Go On
Their Favourite
Tree Dentist
Stiff as a Meringue
A Clear Littoral
Beside the Fish
Footsteps
Green Light
Biltong Croon
Along Her Gland
Where are my Underwriters
Her Strange Brain
Autin Metro
Hee Haw
The Two Coy Hinnies
Serve Yourself
Again and Again and Again
Watch It
Insect
A Teaspoon
A Holy PLace
Seawood
Beethoven
Two Kippers
The Following
Squares and Exit
Sideways
Golden Globe
Tilt
Leopard Crossing
The Game
Soya Margarine
Tea
Sparked Off by Guillevic
Deep Caring
Triangles and Stars
The Kind Nurse
Horse
Bison's Face
Franz Liszt & Art Tatum
The Train Stops
A Friendly Smell
In Praise of Insecurity
A Hen's Throat
A Dead Plant
Come Back
It Stinks
The Mumbles
A Young God
Art Lesson at Puberty
Empty Hotel
Japanese Toggle
Ticket Office Window
A Surprise
Steady On
The Bitter Leaf
Girls in Dorset
Pram
¡Olé!
The Lip
Ettie
Catfood
Nothing
Meals on Wheels
Harry
Gloves
Cinema
Street Smelt
Imagine
Bunch
Filthy My Fangs
A Coconut Shell
A Fine
Palps
Clerkenwell Road
One Eye
My Skull
A Clock

Title Published Publisher ISBN Notes
Fly Sandwich and Other Menu 1991 Methuen 0 413 65940 2 ill. Martin Honeysett
Contents
Moth Move (P)
A Shy Lark (P)
Leopard Crossing (N)
Fly Sandwich (P)
Elephant (FC)
Not Many Flies
Unexpected Join (FM)
A Friendly Smell (N)
Big Mice
Tilt (N)
Drum Skin
Claw Polish (L)
Filthy My Fangs (N)
For a Lark (P)
Ants (FC)
Fish (FM)
A Pragmatist (P)
Buffet (P)
Deductive Lepidopteron (FM)
Frustration (P)
A Black Snake (P)
The Two Coy Hinnies (N)
For Practice (L)
Girls in Dorset (N)
The Keeper (P)
Jungle Tip - Killer Bee (L)
Feeble Try with a Stone (#1) (FC)
A Horde of Flies
O Quartz! (P)
Insect (N)
Bird Rain (P)
Cinema (N)
The Wren (L)
Still Sore (L)
Potato Tune (P)
God's Blessing (FC)
Wild Hens (L)
2 in the Morning (FC)
Gaolbirds
A Young God (N)
Come Back (N)
Happy Hen (P)
Fair Is Fair (L)
Bison's Face (N)
Birdswing (FM)
Whale Badge (L)
Do That Again (P)
Duck Plants (L)
Half Way Through (L)
Daddy-Long-Legs (FC)
A Robin and a Rhea (P)
Lunatic (P)

All but five of the poems in this collection had been previously published. The previous publications are identified by the following key:
(M) A Flat Man
(P) Private Habits
(L) LARGE et Puffy
(FC) Fresh Carpet
(N) A Nice Wee Present from Scotland


Title Published Publisher ISBN Notes
Is That Your Flap, Jack ? 1992 Arc Publications paperback: 0 946407 76 7

Sometimes listed as 'Terrific Fun' in some catalogues after one of the book's poems.

Contents
The Sun
Whiz-Kid
Useful Bladder
Timothy
Sedate, Modest and Passive
Down the Lane
The Point
My Farm
Sticky Hands
Disappointed
Just for Fun
Island Floating
Loneliness
Maquette
Car Upholstery
A Credit to the Community
Snap an Apple
The Flavour Was Gone
Making Its Way
Reading
Blind Alley
Men in the Fen
French Windows
All but Four
Vernal Grass
Squares of Toast
The Novelty
Detached the Leaf
Last Poem No. 1
Hear the Chitin, Pop ?
Balmy Juice
Dry
Cyclist
Mr Burglar
Einstein
Cutler's Rap
Cosmic Joke
Organic Micrometer
Spare Parts
Cheated
An Alien
Growing
The Smell
Tom Dick and Harry
The Little Mediaeval Striking-Machine
Hot Twins
Glad
Entomological Menu
Impression
Shoeshine Children
The Fidgets
A Broken Jaw
An Atlas
Merriment
A Large Marrow-Bone
Your Hour Has Come
First Recipe
Punk
A Profound Experience
A Spring Washer
Fresh Soda Water
Nuts
Inner Tube
Blouses
20,000 Years
I Love Men and Women
Dinner's Up
An Orange in the Sky
The Lid
25,000 Miles
Giddy and Sick
Orbs of the Sky
Lunar Cycle
The Prisoner
Tiptoed
I Never See It
A Puddle
Your Side
I'm Busy
Stir a Hair
Six Inches Off
Coming to Terms with Being a Moth
In Case
God's Plan
Hope for Men
Oh, It Can't Be True !
Stumps
"When I asked..."
Pszczola
Ros Vulgaris
No Room
"when I thought..."
A High Treat
Unwitting Bravery
Unaware
Invert
Slut
Sprawl
Southwold
His Ordinary Voice
Terrific Fun
A Dark-Brown Palanquin
My top-twelve words
Spreadeagled

Title Published Publisher ISBN Notes
A Stuggy Pren 1994 Arc Publications paperback: 0 946407 94 0 photo. Katrina Lithgow

An Altavista search at Password Distribution gave this:

Ivor Cutler & Katrina Lithgow
A Stuggy Pren
Arc
July 1994. £7.95 paperback. 0 946407 94 0
After Katrina Lithgow's widely acclaimed exhibition of nudes she was invited to photograph Ivor Cutler. The result is a startling exposť of this very private man. Her portraits are illuminated by Cutler prose pieces. Cutlerisms are familiar to many people, and here are presented many new ones that any fan would be thrilled to read.
Here as never before are two picture makers presented together - one the presenter of image, the other the imager of the presenter.

Contents
A Stuggy Pren
Pure Love
Not Enough
The Other Half
It
Her Body
Squashing Hard
1 Peck = 2 Gallons
Five Or Seven
A Long Fine
Java
The Cake Of Life
A Perpendicular Attitude
The Indian Conquest
Eighty Metre Race
Lucky Servants
Laughing Poker
Her Part
Preventative Medicine
The Grass Is Greener
Love
The Ugly Truth
The Relief Of Motherkind (A Scottish Game)
Naked And Proud
A What?
In The Olden Days
Super
Friends
Reduced Rate
The Final Thrust
Humble
Windfalls
A Bargain
Liquorice Allsorts
Even More
Two Stones
A Slight Curve
Miss Prim
Growing Season
The Coy Nymph
What About The Horns?
Duct
The Great Reflector
Dictum Falls
Dialogue
The Anti-Empiricist
Hi Bud!
The Sound Of Noise
Philosophical Speculation

Title Published Publisher ISBN Notes
A Wet Handle 1996 Arc Publications 1 900072 06 8
Contents
You Call that Living
On Holiday
The Taste of Gunny
A Blunt Yashmak
The Kiddies
The Specific Sundry
Just Listen
Ride Off
A Great Albatross
A Berd
Half and Half
Squeaky
Oddly Comforting
Original Sweet
The Whole Forest
She Ran Off
Little Hetty
A Loaf of Bread
By the Bush
My Vest
The Thatcher Generation
My Disposition
It's Stupid
Goosie
When It Wants
Her Zimmer
The Farmer's Wife
Bets
Just in Time
The Breaking-point
Spring Back
Hell
A Man
The Place
Hello Explorer
Not Asking
His SLow Hand
Local Creatures
Heptagon
Where's my Razor
One Side
Singing to my Foot
Get of the Road
A Fine Example
Faces of People
Stand Well Clear
Naughty Sidney
Perverse
The Bargain
Space Sandwich
Baked Beetles
Taking Hands
Just
Thursday
Entities
A Kitchen Knife
Not from Hens
The Carpet
Beyond
The Way Out
To Take
Butterfly
The Bridge
Snaps
A Slice of Seedcake
A Cosy Nest
What a Funny Room
Heavy Rock
A Pain in the Neck
Not Even
Flat Thin Chests
Tablets
A Good Girl
I Give Up
My Window Box
He Himself
Uncrossing her Legs
No, I Won't
Greece
Crete
Her Tissues
An American Drink
One Day
Out of Decency

Anthologies


Title Published Publisher ISBN Notes
5 x 5 an Anthology 1981 Trigram Press 0 85465 067 9 ed. Asa Benveniste

This features five poems from five poets, including Ivor Cutler.

Contents
'Introdiction' (sic) by Asa Benveniste
'The System' by Glen Baxter
'Callens' by Glen Baxter
'The Merest Dwindle' by Glen Baxter
'Lhasin' by Glen Baxter
'From a Baize Aspect' by Glen Baxter
'9.5.1978' by Ian Breakwell
'6.6.1979' by Ian Breakwell
'3.8.1979' by Ian Breakwell
'26.12.1979' by Ian Breakwell
'21.4.1980' by Ian Breakwell
'A Sad Seaman' by Ivor Cutler
'Bell Town' by Ivor Cutler
'Nature Note No.1' by Ivor Cutler (L)
'Dates & Bananas' by Ivor Cutler
'Brenda' by Ivor Cutler (L)
'20.3.1980' by Anthony Earnshaw
'19.4.1980' by Anthony Earnshaw
'22.4.1980' by Anthony Earnshaw
'24.4.1980' by Anthony Earnshaw
'14.6.1980' by Anthony Earnshaw
'1' by Jeff Nuttall
'2' by Jeff Nuttall
'3' by Jeff Nuttall
'4' by Jeff Nuttall
'5' by Jeff Nuttall
(L) Later published in LARGE et Puffy

Title Published Publisher ISBN Notes
Poetry Postcard Quarterly 1995 Selected Syllables ed. Peter Taylor

This contains 3 poems from 1995 plus a portrait of Ivor Cutler painted in 1989 by Peter Edwards.
Contact PPQ, PO Box 1435, London W1A 9LB.

Contents
Upstairs
Horse
The Question

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