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, and it would be helpful to know roughly how many of you might be interested, so, if you are, let me know, along with what days of the weeks might best suit your schedule.
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 a try.
discount code: afarlight20
My author-copies of A Far Light have arrived. I’m forgiving myself for looking a little smug here. If not now, when?
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:
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.
My existence continues to resonate in further layers of (un-? quasi-?) reality. Take your pick:
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 first book, An Index of Theme and Image to the Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church (1995). For completists and the not-faint-of-heart only! And, ok, the pic to the right is not Amazon books. I was just feeling nostalgic.
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 current business, but I’m keen to get back to it. All in good time, my pretty . . .
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 in Ross House second floor room 2.1 beginning 3 August
From the Chelsea Market in Manhattan’s lower west side, to be more specific. About to begin the long wing home, which should have me back in good shape to get stuck into The Canterbury Tales, the Middle English Mystery Plays, a new run of MLS Refectory poets, and–for the truly heroic among us–Beowulf with my Old English veterans.
Speaking of which, my book now has a publication date: 1 September! So August is going to be very happily busy for me.
See you soon!