Category Archives: Essays

On ‘Freeing Up’.

Click On Freeing Up for my essay in THE FORTNIGHTLY REVIEW on four amazing poets – Julian Stannard, Fleur Adcock, Kazuko Shiraishi and Robert Creeley.

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Psycho-painting and what you see in it

Psycho-Painting slideshow “Look at walls splashed with a number of stains, or stones of various mixed colours. If you have to invent some scene, you can see there resemblances to a number of landscapes, adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, … Continue reading

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Meandering through La Belle Epoque

  Vuillard Interior Two contributions have come out at the same time (essay and poems). SO – here is my new essay in the Fortnightly Review   It’s a celebration of a time that is an inspiration to me. AND – … Continue reading

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The Second Coming?

I totally disagree with Polly Toynbee’s miserable attack on Corbyn (13/12/19) in the Gruniad. The problem, as I see it, is that the toffs can always count on the working class to attack the middle class, since the workers perceive … Continue reading

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Latest News from Grey Suit Editions

There is a new review of The Step is the Foot . It’s by Alan Price in the Fortnightly. Follow all our posts on the blog of Grey Suit Editions, click link below. Grey Suit Editions This year we published two … Continue reading

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An Inquiry into the Sublime

Walter de Maria Lightning Field 1977 This talk for Norfolk Contemporary Art Society in Norwich, Wednesday 2nd October, 2019, is in essence a much edited amalgam of two of my essays in Art and its Dark Side: the eight rivers … Continue reading

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Nubia

Rome and Nubia With this link to an excellent documentary about what happened after the deaths of Anthony and Cleopatra, I’m going to open a post I shall return to on Nubia. It was thus I was introduced to Queen … Continue reading

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Freewheeling

For a round-up of good late Summer reads go to The Fortnightly Review   Post-Summer Reading: Hebdomeros by Giorgio de Chirico; introduction by John Ashbery (1992 edition) Exact Change | 258 pp | £14.93 $17.95 . Tales I Told My Mother  by Robert … Continue reading

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Bullingdon

Viscount Bullingdon is the son of the Right Honourable Sir Charles Lyndon, the deceased husband of Lady Lyndon, who Redmond Barry, Irish adventurer and opportunist, inveigles into a marriage that will be advantageous to him. He does so by the … Continue reading

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Grey Suit Editions Launch – Autumn 2019

Here is the link to our Launch for Grey Suit Editions on 20 Sept 19 Two books for the price of one – only at this free event!

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