Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Problem of Multitude

This is a recently published article about the problem of multitude in American poetry today. I found it interesting. The Problem of Multitude in American Poetry The original link to the article on the subject that I particularly liked seems … Continue reading

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At Seventeen – (Feels like it feels approaching seventy)

Lovely song.  

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Beverley at Iguazu

This is a video poem, the text was written in Argentina about ten years ago. It was inspired by the falls at Iguazu.

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Writing articles

I’ve just completed a draft of one article and more or less finished writing another. I realise that I have put myself into these pieces, as I do into all my essays.  I’m unrepentant about this.  My view is never … Continue reading

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The Poetry School’s favourites 2011

Nice to see our book is second on the list!

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How I see this journal

I am advised that the best blogs are focused.   But I want this site to reflect the diversity of my interests – poetry, dance, performance art, essays and music.  Over the years, I have become reconciled to being a … Continue reading

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This essay is a homage to Adolfo Bioy Casares and also refers to other writers I enjoy.

The Invention of Morel and its Context In his 1940 prologue to this celebrated novella by Adolfo Bioy Casares, Jorge Luis Borges exalts adventure stories and “works of reasoned imagination” –from G. K. Chesterton to Kafka –­ over the psychological … Continue reading

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Well I’m often a bit slow to pick up on things, but right now Zaz is my big discovery.  Her singing makes me cry.  Thanks, Jenny, for introducing me to this marvelous young chanteuse!

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A Thought

It’s fucking hard work being a beggar in Paris: It takes more out of you than any conventional job To scratch interminably and with increasing violence At the old itch, to lie shivering in rags On the pavement for twenty-four … Continue reading

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Traumerei – performed by Tango Schumann

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