Watson, Ben

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WATSON, Ben. Also writes as Out To Lunch. British, b. 1956. Genres: Poetry, Music, Philosophy. Career: Trade Union and Community Resource and Information Centre, Leeds, England, publications officer, 1981-85; MFT Computers, Leeds, programmer, 1986-88; Kernel (now F1) Training, Leeds, relational database trainer, 1988-91; music journalist, 1991-. Publications: Frank Zappa: The Negative Dialectics of Poodle Play, 1994; Art, Class and Cleavage: Quantulumcunque Concerning Materialist Esthetix, 1998; The Complete Guide to the Music of Frank Zappa, 1998; Mad Pride: A Celebration of Mad Culture, 2000. POETRY COLLECTIONS AS OUT TO LUNCH: 1-2-3-4, 1980; 28 Sliverfish Macronix, 1992; Untrue Plonker Dunkin', 1994; Turnpike Ruler, 1994; Conductors of Chaos: A Poetry Anthology (ed. by I. Sinclair), 1996; Benison Fence-Off, 1999. Contributor to periodicals. Address: c/o Quartet Books Ltd., 27 Goodge St, London W1P 1FD, England. Online address: www.militantesthetix.co.uk