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Ovid’s Metamorphoses

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

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One of My 2018 Projects

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

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A Recent Piece

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

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The MLS Refectory: The Poems of Richard Wrigley

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

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Too Good to Pass By

Best cartoon I’ve come across in ages.  For all the Dickinson fans out there . . .

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A Couple of Poems

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  

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A Few More Tunes

Robert Lloyd and I performing a few more of his songs . . .  

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Moonlighting

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

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Keynote Speech at the Annual Conference of the Australian Early Medieval Society

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.

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The MLS Refectory, series III

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

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