Category Archives: Essays

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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APPENDICES to THE STEP IS THE FOOT

Appendices to The Step is the Foot.  (plus “Corrections” at the foot of this post) Appendix 1 The Pendulum Plot of Philoctetes by Sophocles Appendix 2 Outback Research Trip Appendix 3: TRANSLATION: A QUERY Appendix 4: Developing the madrigal Appendix 5: … Continue reading

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In Defence of Obscenity

Interesting post here In Defense of Obscenity

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Shame and Shamelessness

My lecture on Freud, Gide and Immoralism  now published by the Fortnightly Review. First given at the 2018 Conference on Poetry and Psychoanalysis.  Thanks to Catherine Humble, Susy Lansman and Kathryn Maris for organising this brilliant event.

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Whistleblower Lit

Delighted that my review of Miles Goslett’s new book on the questionable details of the Hutton Inquiry into the death of David Kelly has now been published by the Fortnightly Review. Click on the link below: Whistleblower Lit. The review … Continue reading

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