Ovid played naughty kid brother to his contemporary, Virgil, whose Aeneid became the normative (and soberly revered) foundational text for imperial Rome. Ovid’s Metamorphoses plays a much different game, resisting the unified effect of the Homeric model to produce a patchwork … Continue reading
As I’ve previously posted, I’m curtailing my teaching commitments in 2018 to take a writing sabbatical. One of the big projects is a novel I’ve been trying to write for decades, that’s begun happening again with a curious twist of … Continue reading
A poem I’ve recently written that alludes to an iconic suspension bridge between Brooklyn and Staten Island in New York City, the Verrazano Narrow Bridge, a major fixture of my early life and travels. Fyi, the town on Long Island … Continue reading
Those of you who’ve been regular attenders of our Refectory sessions will know Richard Wrigley, a Melbourne poet who’s himself been a regular contributor to our conversations. After the publication of his recent book of poems, Honeycomb and Diamonds, I … Continue reading
Best cartoon I’ve come across in ages. For all the Dickinson fans out there . . .
Dunno why I keep chipping away at this particular seam, but they keep coming. Make of ’em what you will. Læne Duck Season in Babylon
Robert Lloyd and I performing a few more of his songs . . .
Robert Lloyd and I recording his ‘The White Giant’, a song about the Cerne Abbas Giant carved in white chalk into a hillside in Dorset many, many moons ago. Erm, yeah. You get the picture. Rough mix, but enough to … Continue reading
In April I turned sixty while attending this very lively conference, at which I sold some books and delivered a keynote address. Belated photo below.
The MLS Refectory series continues . . . Wednesdays 1-2 in Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane. Schedule at link below. You bring $10, I bring the poems. The MLS Refectory 2017 Series Three