Trains are still running via Waterloo East, and (I think) the Jubilee Line, but that doesn’t help me get to Epsom Hospital in time… :(
Hm. In case you’re heading this way, Waterloo station has been evacuated. And some staff here don’t handle stress well…
…and is it worth reminding some of you youngers that the poetry we work on may not be your career, but can be your life? #imjustsayin
Bit stretched at the moment, hence the "radio silence." Nonetheless, good wishes to all my students who’ve recently received grades…
Festival @wordupfestival seeks writers, performers, artists and community groups. See here: http://t.co/jIRlzjR
Dear everyone who’s asked: Mum’s hip replacement went well today. She took her first steps this afternoon. Tough as nails.
And does the fact that BBM gets grouped under "social networks" reveal some people’s fear/misunderstanding of new technology/comms? Hm…
Not to be pedantic, but does BBM really count as a "social network"? It’s more a messaging service, no?
RT @katiekitamura: More ‘robust’ policing in the UK: Man arrested under the Serious Crimes Act, for plotting water fight by Blackberry h …
Heading out of London in the direction of Birmingham to meet with a national consortium of youth SLAM poetry producers. Excited!
RT @daddydark: There is nothing worse than doing an amazing project with some young people and finding out they went back to the old way …
RT @daddydark: And make sure that the youth project you implicate has a legacy and is sustainable. The six week poetry project is dead too.
Can beauty save us? Yesterday
I looked at the river and a sliver
of moon and knew the answer;
today I fell asleep in a spot of sun
behind a Vermont barn, woke to
darkness, a thin whistle of wind
and the answer changed. Inside the barn
the boys build bongs out of
copper piping, electrical tape, and
jars. All of the children here have
leaky brown eyes, and a certain precision
of gesture. Even the maple syrup
tastes like liquor. After dinner
I sit the cutest little boy on my knee
and read him a book about the history of cod
absentmindedly explaining overfishing,
the slave trade. People for rum? he asks,
incredulously. Yes, I nod. People for rum.
Picked up a recommendation for Maggie Nelson via Eireann Lorsung (@eireannmor), and glad for it. Currently investigating further…
- Freya Stark (via fasteater)
Two incident maps for an overview of London/UK disturbance: http://bit.ly/rtCG3Q … http://bit.ly/qorIsm
RT @godsdog: A key distinction in the digital era: Being smart doesn’t mean keeping up on events, it means understanding them.
RT @BlueBirdTail: Just witnessed the aftermath @ Catford Halfords: Sat Navs, car stereo, exp. bikes. Mgr said 9 stores targeted, 6 broke …
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