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On How One’s Friends Reflect You

I’ve been reading Milosz’s Roadside Dog on the tube/on the bus/train, and realising this man is my friend. This is the reason for books: they hold the best parts (hopefully) of those minds you may never meet. Milosz’s writing does … 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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On trying to get better at writing poems

What I used to do was read poems with the sense that they would contain a right way to write. I still do this, but know it is wrong. I still do it. Sometimes I will read just the first … Continue reading

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On Wolfgang Rihm and getting unblocked

A couple of years ago I was going off my nut with work stress and young children pressure so managed to get out to the Barbican on a wet Saturday. The only thing that was on was a documentary about … Continue reading

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On getting published

Publish and be damned, isn’t that what they say? I have grown up with something a bit more stupid than respect of the printed word: more akin to awe. Books are magic, aren’t they? I wasn’t allowed to manhandle them … Continue reading

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