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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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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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