Category Archives: Essays

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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Empyrean Suite – a homage to my friend Fawzi Karim.

Here is a link to my homage to my friend Fawzi Karim – Empyrean Suite – together with an obituary to this great poet and noble man. All in the Fortnightly Review. Also, here is a link to the obituary … Continue reading

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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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