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Here is the link to Plum Pudding Books This is my new review for The Fortnightly Review, featuring: Against Decorumby Michael Hampton. IAM 2022 | 120 pp paper | £14.95 $22.33 .The Serpent Coiled in Naplesby Marius Kociejowski. Armchair Traveller, Haus Publishing, … Continue reading
This article by Anja Konig expresses a lot of my own misgivings about poetry as a competing profession.
My new article on toughs in literature is now published by the Fortnightly review. Featuring a grumpy old git’s thoughts on what we can and what we cannot say, as well as the writing of Stewart Home, Mr Fish, Dana … Continue reading
Click here for my review of Georges Braque’s still lives. Bernard Jacobson Gallery, winter 21/22 Discussing the medium itself, together with my view of who might be the most significant still life artists of the 20th century. Braque is certainly … Continue reading
THE HUMP-BACKED BRIDGE I was just six years old. My mother dropped me off at school in Caversham, and then I found my own way home by boarding the bus near Saint Peter’s Hill that would take me to its … Continue reading
William Burroughs once described himself as an antenna. The writing was conducted to the page by some apparatus that picked up what the air-waves carried his way. I find this notion relevant to my own practice. When I try to … Continue reading
In Dante’s Comedy, each punishment is a contrapasso, a symbolic instance of poetic justice, and Purgatory seemed an appropriate place to be, last winter. So here, in the Fortnightly Review are my thoughts about reading Purgatory.
New books in 2021 List of Publications 1 List of Publications 2 List of publications 3 (Miscellaneous) Our video catalogue from the nineties These links provide a tour of Grey Suit. The project began as a video magazine for performance … Continue reading
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