“I know more about death”

“I know more about death” by Mark Fisher was created from H. De Vere Stacpoole’s Death, the Knight, and the Lady: A Ghost Story (1897). Please click here to read the poem.

About the poem and the process of composing it, Mark writes:

I started skimming the book, and when I found phrases that seemed particularly interesting I made a note. Long before I reached the end of the book I found a theme developing. Perhaps unsurprisingly given the title, images related to death seemed to predominate. Once that became apparent, lines were gathered together, sometimes reordered from where they fell in the book and sometimes enjambed together, and the poem flowed into something that was in a sense haunting in a way different than the original book.