Category Archives: Essays

Teaching Writing and Art in Jail

A talk given for Confer: The Masks of Masculinity – Exploring the Links Between Male Vulnerability and Violence (18th May 2019) – at Foyles Bookshop.  In the early years of this century I started teaching creative writing and art in … Continue reading

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SATIRE for the Millenium

Very pleased that my essay on satire is now posted on The Fortnightly – Satire for the Millenium

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TACTILE, UNTOUCHABLE

Here is a new review for the Fortnightly Review – Tactile, Untouchable Looking at three stunning works of visual art on show in London just recently. I am dedicating this review here to the memory of Mary Maclean Another Review … Continue reading

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Writing as the plough turns.

Very interesting article about Boustrophedon writing which I came across  – by David L O’Hara. It proved rewarding to research I am doing into the relationship between dance steps and the metrical foot in poetic scansion, with regard to the … Continue reading

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Statius: Silvae

STATIUS: SILVAE Sleep, Silence’ child, sweet father of soft rest, Prince, whose approach peace to all mortals brings, Indifferent host to shepherds and to kings, Sole comforter of minds with grief opprest; Lo, by thy charming rod all breathing things … Continue reading

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We Live in a Nuthouse

  Brilliant piece in Hyperallergic.  Click here for this Studs Terkel/Zero Mostel interview posted by Karen Schiff.

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Roeg Elements: innovation and risk

Nicolas Roeg, by Michael Clark, National Portrait Gallery   Very pleased that my new piece for Nicolas Roeg on his 90th Birthday is here – “Roeg Elements” Published by the Fortnightly Review. Celebrating younger poets – including Emma Hammond, Natacha … Continue reading

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