On the Launch Pad!

The official launch of Reading Old English Wisdom: The Fetters in the Frost,
despite a long Covid-delay, is now set to take place next week as advertised

Finally! It looks to be a pretty lively occasion, so come on along if you feel so moved. The Alderman has asked attendees to mask up for ordering at the bar, but otherwise we’ll be relaxed (barring unforeseen developments, of course). If you fancy either of the books that will be for sale, please bring the appropriate cash, or you can contact me on bob.dinapoli@yahoo.com.au to order a copy by post (add $5.00 to help defray shipping costs).

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Book Launch

My most recent book, Reading Old English Wisdom: The Fetters in the Frost, will be launched by noted linguist Kate Burridge.

Where: The Alderman, 134 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

When: Wednesday 30 June, from 6pm

Hope you can make it!

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But Where Shall Wisdom Be Found

The latest issue of Arena Quarterly has just appeared, with a piece I was asked to write about what correspondences I could draw between the ninth- and tenth-century poetry I write about and character of current events. What came out could serve as an alternative introduction to Reading Old English Wisdom: The Fetters in the Frost. A little more fun, maybe! I had fun writing it, in any event.

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And Now a Discount!

The nice people at Cambridge Scholars Publishing are now offering Reading Old English Wisdom at a 25% discount, which you can claim using the code PROMO25 at the link below.

I will shortly be organising an online launch on the ZOOM platform, from which I’ll be offering signed copies that I will post from my own stash at the same discount, so if you’d like one, let me know and I will enter your email address into my invitation list.

https://www.cambridgescholars.com/product/978-1-5275-6407-7

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But Where Is Wisdom to Be Found?

The consignment of Reading Old English Wisdom arrived from Newcastle upon Tyne today.

. . . in my next book, Reading Old English Wisdom: The Fetters in the Frost, which discusses the major Old English wisdom poems. It has at last been published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, and I will be organising some kind of launch as soon as I can, though a degree of caution is still called for. I will post details as soon as arranging an event becomes feasible.

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Jorge Luis Borges

With his always-engaging playfulness, Borges can drive you crazy, but he never bores! Translated by Stephen Kessel.

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A New Arena Essay

Some reflections on the current pandemic.

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Another by Philip St. Clair

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Philip St. Clair

A spare biography can be found here http://www.philipstclair.com/biography

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Keith S. Wilson

More about the poet here:

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/keith-s-wilson

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