The poems in semi are a variety show of experimental forms and more traditional lyrics. The persistence of memory and re-examination of history are important themes. The poems also look forward and embrace change and uncertainty. Experiments with hybrid forms are a creative response to topics recently explored in Bullock’s PhD thesis on semiotics. In order to evolve, poetry has to disrupt expectations, even as it references the familiar. These poems reflect the age we live in and the language of now, with its quick-fire reports from multiple media.