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The Museum of Broken Relationships at Tristan Bates: http://bit.ly/ke5Ht4

The Museum of Broken Relationships at Tristan Bates: http://bit.ly/ke5Ht4
Jun 1

In the meantime, wake me up when TMobile is capable of serving a Gigabit 3G "personal hotspot" connection via my iPhone… #wheresmyjetpack?

In the meantime, wake me up when TMobile is capable of serving a Gigabit 3G "personal hotspot" connection via my iPhone... #wheresmyjetpack?
Jun 1

Just had a scarily exciting meeting with library services in Lewisham (aka my manor). Fingers crossed, and watch this space.

Just had a scarily exciting meeting with library services in Lewisham (aka my manor). Fingers crossed, and watch this space.
Jun 1

"When writing loses touch with the beautiful surface of the world, it loses its way. You always want…"

“When writing loses touch with the beautiful surface of the world, it loses its way. You always want to be in touch with how things look and what people say and what they call their dogs.”

- GARRISON KEILLOR (via Advice to Writers)
Jun 1

I’m reading with Carol Ann Duffy, Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Pascale Petit and 26 others in support of the Poetry Book Society http://bit.ly/lUd1rT

I'm reading with Carol Ann Duffy, Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Pascale Petit and 26 others in support of the Poetry Book Society http://bit.ly/lUd1rT
May 31

RT @tarabetts RT @exittheapple: "dear artist, what will your legacy be?" And what tradition have you extended or authored?

RT @tarabetts RT @exittheapple: "dear artist, what will your legacy be?" And what tradition have you extended or authored?
May 28

Comfortable seats, food + bar, free wi-fi and even a pool table. And no one knows about it. 10 mins walk from Charing X. It’s my new office.

Comfortable seats, food + bar, free wi-fi and even a pool table. And no one knows about it. 10 mins walk from Charing X. It's my new office.
May 28

Outstanding day. I’ve run two workshops with some amazing young Singaporeans and adopted a new workspace in Covent Garden. Joy.

Outstanding day. I've run two workshops with some amazing young Singaporeans and adopted a new workspace in Covent Garden. Joy.
May 28

RT @busterbenson: Cool system for filtering and processing email if you get way too much http://t.co/R5xCPJn /by @scottporad

RT @busterbenson: Cool system for filtering and processing email if you get way too much http://t.co/R5xCPJn /by @scottporad
May 27

Should be editing (my) poems, instead I’m procrastinating while writing a student reference. Em dash on a Mac keyboard: http://bit.ly/juLp4q

Should be editing (my) poems, instead I'm procrastinating while writing a student reference. Em dash on a Mac keyboard: http://bit.ly/juLp4q
May 27

I’m considering adding this to the hand-out pack for the…



I’m considering adding this to the hand-out pack for the next season of Barbican Poets (which, by the way, is looking pretty exciting…)

(via Thinking Aloud - you are what you share). 

May 27

Microsoft acquires Skype, shortly after which Skype suffers a global outage. Priceless. Could be worse. At least they’re not Sony.

Microsoft acquires Skype, shortly after which Skype suffers a global outage. Priceless. Could be worse. At least they're not Sony.
May 26

Uh, that rain is horizontal. In both (/all?) directions. Something tells me an umbrella won’t cut it…

Uh, that rain is horizontal. In both (/all?) directions. Something tells me an umbrella won't cut it...
May 26

"When you really want to do something right, which is usually what you should be striving for, you tend to slow down." http://bit.ly/m8g9Td

"When you really want to do something right, which is usually what you should be striving for, you tend to slow down." http://bit.ly/m8g9Td
May 26

I’m of the opinion that someone removed my brain at some point in the past half hour while I wasn’t paying attention. #timeforlunch?

I'm of the opinion that someone removed my brain at some point in the past half hour while I wasn't paying attention. #timeforlunch?
May 25

Right. Milestone on the manuscript achieved. Time to face the world again, if only for a bit. Inbox, let’s dance.

Right. Milestone on the manuscript achieved. Time to face the world again, if only for a bit. Inbox, let's dance.
May 24

And the term for "snow-blind, having spent days on end reviewing your own manuscript" is…? #takeabreakstupid

And the term for "snow-blind, having spent days on end reviewing your own manuscript" is...? #takeabreakstupid
May 23

Geek crush moment 1: editing my manuscript, changing an internal link in @scrivenerapp, and it makes a perfect suggestion…

Geek crush moment 1: editing my manuscript, changing an internal link in @scrivenerapp, and it makes a perfect suggestion...
May 23

"In a poem, the pen is more like a flashlight… or one of those metal detectors that people walk around beaches with." http://bit.ly/ckidTz

"In a poem, the pen is more like a flashlight... or one of those metal detectors that people walk around beaches with." http://bit.ly/ckidTz
May 23

"I think what gets a poem going is an initiating line. Sometimes a first line will occur, and it goes…"

“I think what gets a poem going is an initiating line. Sometimes a first line will occur, and it goes nowhere; but other times—and this, I think, is a sense you develop—I can tell that the line wants to continue. If it does, I can feel a sense of momentum—the poem finds a reason for continuing. The first line is the DNA of the poem; the rest of the poem is constructed out of that first line. A lot of it has to do with tone because tone is the key signature for the poem. The basis of trust for a reader used to be meter and end-rhyme. Now it’s tone that establishes the poet’s authority. The first few lines keep giving birth to more and more lines. Like most poets, I don’t know where I’m going. The pen is an instrument of discovery rather than just a recording implement. If you write a letter of resignation or something with an agenda, you’re simply using a pen to record what you have thought out. In a poem, the pen is more like a flashlight, a Geiger counter, or one of those metal detectors that people walk around beaches with. You’re trying to discover something that you don’t know exists, maybe something of value.”

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Old, but good. Collins breaks it down. So much to draw from, here… 

Paris Review - The Art of Poetry No. 83, Billy Collins 

(via rgreco)

May 23