Category Archives: Poetry

Foody Land

The Sunday market manifests an erudite philosophy. All that may be done shall be done unto your titbits. x They shall be toasted wickedly, marinated, roasted. Bacchanalian bits of things shall be peeled and pickled, x Battered, steamed or fried; … Continue reading

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SIN

  Hot pants drop for cash. Now fallen spears change into silvery Snakes of light plucked from each lake’s modernist whorls That lead us where the bougainvillea bush bespoke For each lakeside testifies to convex curves And bushes on gated … Continue reading

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Reading at the Torriano Meeting House

I am reading with Naomi Foyle this Sunday (7.30) 18th December at the Torriano Meeting House. Address: 99 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, London NW5 2RX Directions: From Kentish Town tube station walk up Leighton Road for seven minutesand turn left onto Torriano … Continue reading

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Three Titles from The High Window Press

The High Window Press has now published three books of my poetry. I am very grateful to David Cooke and to Peter Jay who designed them so beautifully. From Inside – 2017 – Chilcot, Arkan, Dick Cheney, the Middle East: … Continue reading

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On One Younger Than I Am

xON ONE YOUNGER THAN I AM Taken all too soon, a friend has flatlined and is now Out of the picture. Which picture is meant? What does it show? Immobility? This painting of these clouds above Those chimneys on that … Continue reading

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“The Weather” – exhibition at The Room/Poetry Reading/Cloud Performance for Kids

There is an exhibition in homage to Luke Howard ‘Namer of Clouds’ on his 250th anniversary at The Room, 33 Holcombe Road N17 9AS – 15 November 2022-14 December 2022. Also included – Sandie Macrae’s film “The Most Beautiful Shadow … Continue reading

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On Difficulty in Poetry

A new essay in The Fortnightly Review!

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Luke Howard – Namer of Clouds – 250th anniversary

Tottenham is celebrating Luke Howard The father of meteorology! Here is a link to the exhibitions page at The Room CLOUD FORMS x When, from the water’s quiet mirror, A mist floats off like a carpet    And the moon, … Continue reading

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Odin at the Well

My friend, the artist Anthony McCall, gave me Thinking in Circles: an essay on ring composition by Mary Douglas. He observed that much of my work in performance art and in writing has had a circularity to its composition. His visit coincided … Continue reading

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Donald Gardner’s New and Selected Poems – a new review

Here is a link to an excellent review of Donald Gardner’s New and Selected Poems – published in LONDON GRIP And here are other links to follow up – a film of Donald reading ‘Hardly News’ And a link to … Continue reading

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