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Poet, essayist, dancer, performance artist....

Three Dance Innovators

Hagit Bar, an Israeli dancer, created a dance work – A Space to Imagine – for The Room, my space in Tottenham in 2006 – as part of a short festival of Poetry, Art and Performance: Art across the Middle … Continue reading

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‘Ceasefire’ and ‘The Cross of Carl’

Last night I watched “Ceasefire” (Cessez-le-feu) directed by Emmanuel Courcol, starring Romain Duris, Celine Sallete and Gregory Gadebois. This French film explores the lives of French soldiers traumatised by bombardment in the trenches of Verdun. Those few who returned ostensibly … Continue reading

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Iliassa Sequin: Collected Complete Poems

Iliassa Sequin’s unique way of writing is at last available in a publication from Grey Suit Editions More details about her work and her life here Now available on Amazon and on Abebooks.

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Less than a Day from April

BALLAD Less than a day from April, The wax white, compact Hyacinth is up. And petals in a sky x Trailing a fringe of drizzle, Cling to the gusty almond. Daffodil clumps are swept Like weed combed by a brook. … Continue reading

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The Sarah Maguire Prize Announcement on Zoom

The Poetry Translation Centre invites you to attend the announcement of the winner of the Sarah Maguire Prize for Poetry in Translation.Incomprehensible Lesson by Fawzi Karim, translated by Anthony Howell is among the five books short-listed.​Join the shortlisted poets, translators and publishers live on Zoom for … Continue reading

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Grey Suit Editions – two new publications!

There are two new publications by Grey Suit Editions UK. Collected Complete Poems by Iliassa Sequin and The Cross of Carl by Walter Owen. Thanks to Peter Jay, Ken Sequin, Peter Gizzi, Catherine Somers and everyone who has contributed expertise … Continue reading

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Three Poems (now with recordings) at the Fortnightly

These three poems published by The Fortnightly Review are now accompanied by very good sound recordings. Further recordings can be found here where a link can be found to my poems on the National Poetry Archive. A favourite recording of … Continue reading

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A Reading of Poets short-listed for the Sarah Maguire Prize

Click this link for the STANZA translation event, which is a reading open to view online on Monday eighth of March. I shall be reading at this event. My versions of Incomprehensible Lesson by Fawzi Karim (published by Carcanet) are … Continue reading

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A Dance from the Tang Dynasty

I have just discovered the poetry of Tang Dynasty Dance Suggests clouds to me. Here is another extraordinary dance – if perhaps not so authentic. The Tang dynasty: 唐朝, or Tang Empire, was an imperial dynasty of China that ruled … Continue reading

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Clouds and Cranes

Clouds and Cranes Click the link above for this slideshow.  Background Art? It can be watched in silence, or, if you prefer, choose your own music for it to accompany.

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