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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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Reading for writing: managing to read as a writer

I have to manage the books that I read like medicine that can be easily overdosed upon. Previously, blurbs could maim. It could feel like my sea anemone-soul was sliced in nearly-half, the side with the regenerative command centre was … Continue reading

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