Category Archives: Poetry

Heron of Hawthornden

At last Heron of Hawthornden is published – now as a Grey Suit Editions UK special illustrated chap-book. I wrote two dizains a day for the length of my 2017 residency in the castle. The sequence is accompanied by my own water-colours. … 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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Yeah! High Fives all round!

Well, this is great! This journal of mine, or blog, or whatever you want to call it, has just hit 40,000 views! Thanks to all of you who have clicked on any post of mine. As an outlying writer, a … Continue reading

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Iliassa Sequin 1940-2019

The death has occurred of Iliassa Sequin, a poet much admired by the New York School. She was a friend of Nobel prize winner Odysseas Elytis, Paul Celan, Max de Carvalho and John Ashbery. Grey Suit Editions will be publishing … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the Wife of Bath

             “My liege lady, generally,” quod he, “Wommen desiren to have sovereynetee As wel over hir housbond as hir love, And for to been in maistrie hym above. This is youre mooste desir, thogh ye me kille. Dooth as … 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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Tangoshiva

Very pleased that The Step is the Foot is selling so well on Ebay. Our Seller is Tangoshiva. And see also Shiva and my Songs of Realisation Our ebay outlet name is Tangoshiva. Click on this ebay link to purchase Grey … 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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Worker in Dotage

x What can I do but go in search of the rose Although I feel contempt for my persistence? Why can’t I appreciate the twilight of existence? Withered, if appropriate, companionship? x An aged bee, why is that gaunt contemporary … 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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