Monthly Archives: March 2013

On Office Furniture

It generally folds flat for mobility purposes and is durable, but only in the sense that it lasts a long time. It cannot avoid the ennui that attaches like the world’s bacteria to a newborn. Arc tables. Hardwearing laminate. Robustly … Continue reading

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On Poetry and Music

Do you listen to music when you write? I do. When I am typing up ideas and starting to form them. Usually it’ll be some kind of classical, like Steve Reich, or Rihm. It needs to be something other than … Continue reading

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On Bertolt Brecht

A few years back I picked up a copy of the Faber book of 20th Century German Poets, ed. M. Hoffman. There’s always been something about the German writers that has got me going. You should read Boll (can’t find … Continue reading

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On poet or author?

There is a distinct difference, isn’t there. Can’t you be an author of poems. In which case, couldn’t you be called author? for writing a poem? Perhaps some kind of trades description caveat fires up its engines here. Imagine the … Continue reading

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