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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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A New Article

Arena Magazine has just published another essay of mine, titled ‘Humility’.  Apart from my scribbles, there’s a lot of excellent writing in this issue (no. 134), so it’s well worth a look. Humility

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Tree and Star

The best of the season to all who’ve participated or expressed interest in this year’s (and next’s!) MLS courses.  You’ve helped to make this whole year something of a Christmas party for me, for which I thank you all heartily.  Since, … Continue reading

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