Author Archives: Bob

Anyone for Beowulf . . . Again?

I’ve had a number of requests to reprise the six-session course I taught last year on Beowulf, which used Seamus Heaney’s translation (published by Faber & Faber in 1999) as its text. I’m about to book a room for it, … Continue reading

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Can I Interest You in a Book?

Cambridge Scholars Publishing has just featured my new book on its website at a substantial discount, so now’s your chance!   I don’t know whether the already publicised discount code will get you a further 20% off, but it’s worth … Continue reading

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Author Copies Have Arrived!

My author-copies of A Far Light have arrived. I’m forgiving myself for looking a little smug here. If not now, when?

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Announcing a Bouncing Baby Excerpt . . .

The first thirty-odd pages of A Far Light are now available on the Camridge Scholars Publishing. A Far Lite, if you like! Anyhow, if you’re at all curious, you can now have a sticky-beak by following this link: http://www.cambridgescholars.com/download/sample/63303

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Flyers and posters for the impending publication of A Far Light have arrived. Note the 20% discount available on orders from the Cambridge Scholars Publishing website: discount code: afarlight20 ebook to appear in about two months, I’m told.

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Today, I Am an Amazon Author Page

My existence continues to resonate in further layers of (un-? quasi-?) reality.  Take your pick: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B001K7RT1K They can’t yet show A Far Light ’cause it’s not yet officially published, so all you get is a few pics and my very … Continue reading

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No Time for Sitting Still!

Nearing the end of proofing A Far Light and uploading its files to the publisher, I’m getting a bit broody over my next book, The Fetters in the Frost.  16,000 words in, I’ve had to put the manuscript aside to finish … Continue reading

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Book Launch 14 October

My Beowulf-book, A Far Light, will be officially launched on the evening of 14 October at Collected Works Bookshop in the Nicholas Arcade off Swanston Street.  Details at the link below: https://www.facebook.com/events/630485740463863/?active_tab=highlights

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The MLS Refectory Reconvenes

The popular lunch-time poetry session continues with a new twelve-week schedule of modern poets.  Come as you are, when you like, and bring $10.  I’ll bring the poets, and we’ll all go exploring.  Link to the poet-roster below. Wednesdays, 1-2 … Continue reading

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Greetings from NYC!

From the Chelsea Market in Manhattan’s lower west side, to be more specific.  About to begin the long wing home, which should have me back in good shape to get stuck into The Canterbury Tales, the Middle English Mystery Plays, a … Continue reading

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