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(always wanted a chance to use that word)

We Have Lift-Off

My translation-with-commentary of Beowulf was launched last night at the Collected works Bookshop.  Kris and Loretta hosted what proved a well attended and lively do. Many thanks to them and all who attended, with a special shout to my Canberra buddy … 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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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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A Dust Jacket. A Palpable Dust Jacket.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing has just sent me a proof of my Beowulf-book’s dust jacket design.  A long way to go yet: galley-proofs and indexing still to get through, but for now I can, briefly, put my feet up and feel accomplished.

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The Post-Modern Plight of the Modern University

I wrote this a while ago, and Arena Magazine published it last year, while I was in hospital recovering from my surgery. A pointless squawk, on the one hand, given how things continue to deteriorate in the corporatised university, but … Continue reading

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Arena Magazine Reviews

Ishiguro The Buried Giant Review I was recently asked to review Kazuo Ishiguro’s new novel for Arena Magazine.  Here is the result.   A few issues previously I reviewed Paul Kingsnorth’s The Wake, a far less happy affair.  So you … Continue reading

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A Small Complication

Health issues have arisen for me (not too serious, but not negligible) that have unsettled the scheduling of the remaining courses for this year.  Until I know more, I would ask that no one transfer any fees to my account … Continue reading

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Three Poems in Arena Magazine

The current issue for April, 2015 (no. 135) has published three recent poems of mine.  Since I first began writing bad knock-offs of T.S. Eliot and W.B. Yeats in my late teens, it’s been a very long road indeed.  But … Continue reading

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