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Number one task for my future assistant: filter/deal with the last minute URGENT! ASAP! email requests so I can get on with the real work…

Number one task for my future assistant: filter/deal with the last minute URGENT! ASAP! email requests so I can get on with the real work...
Sep 29

Reading submissions for the Barbican Poets programme – it’s going to be a good year! Limited spaces still available – http://bit.ly/9imuem

Reading submissions for the Barbican Poets programme - it's going to be a good year! Limited spaces still available - http://bit.ly/9imuem
Sep 29

That’s enough of the skate photos for now. Back to the…



That’s enough of the skate photos for now. Back to the regular city streets…

Sep 28

"Poetry survives because it’s primarily about human connection and interaction as mediated by words…"

“Poetry survives because it’s primarily about human connection and interaction as mediated by words and what that entails (the latter being a complex multitude I cannot possibly outline here). Technology is making it possible for us to get the word out, in a variety of formats and styles, to more people daily. Some of us plug away at proliferating poetry. I do. I’m invested in setting an example of someone who does not apologize for wanting others to engage with her through the poetic. Poetry is transformative, where culture can stagnate and water down to the lowest form and function, if you let it. So why not use that technology to spread the poetic? Technology is neutral; it’s what we do with it that’s going to make or break us, so to speak.”

- 10 Questions on Poets & Technology: Amy King (via Instapaper)
Sep 28

Shhh… the playwrights are listening! #RBKC http://bit.ly/b5ptE1

Shhh… the playwrights are listening! #RBKC http://bit.ly/b5ptE1
Sep 28

Ah. Closer.



Ah. Closer.

Sep 28

Year 3 of the Barbican Poets programme starts soon! Any young poets interested in joining the movement, contact education@barbican.org.uk

Year 3 of the Barbican Poets programme starts soon! Any young poets interested in joining the movement, contact education@barbican.org.uk
Sep 27

Most Listened To (Week Ending 2010-9-26)

Most Listened To (Week Ending 2010-9-26):
  1. ahu (12)
  2. PVT (11)
  3. Dimlite (10)
  4. Bunny on Acid (10)
  5. Cinematic Orchestra (10)

…though really, Ahu counts as +12 to Dimlite for the Dimlite remix of Ahu’s “To:Love”. I’ve listened to that one on short rotation since it turned up on iTunes, and it’s still part of the perfect soundtrack for an afternoon of drafting blog posts. By the way - did I mention that though I’m still quite happy with “writer”, as championed by Patrick Rhone, I can now claim “blogger” as a professional title? More on that in another post, methinks. In the meantime, this chart has been brought to you by the popular Last.fm/Tumblr pipe by JoeLaz. Go get your own.

Sep 27

Trying to decide whether I should call him "Linton" or "Mr Johnson" on Monday 4th… #mumraisedmeproper #RBKC #LKJ http://ow.ly/2Jvyg

Trying to decide whether I should call him "Linton" or "Mr Johnson" on Monday 4th... #mumraisedmeproper #RBKC #LKJ http://ow.ly/2Jvyg
Sep 27

startupquote You say “start up quote”, I say life…



startupquote

You say “start up quote”, I say life advice. Take a look through the archive and tell me how many of these quotes CAN’T be applied to your writing or other creative practise.

Sep 25

Yes, the guy with the hair has both of his arms. And yes, it was…



Yes, the guy with the hair has both of his arms. And yes, it was summer. Other than that, nothing much going on here. There are details I like (graffiti, other bodies in the background), but it feels a bit… remote. 

Sep 24

Hey @kestero – feel free to post your question here: http://bit.ly/cTftYZ

Hey @kestero - feel free to post your question here: http://bit.ly/cTftYZ
Sep 24

Still got questions for the Q&A with Linton Kwesi Johnson on October 4th? Post them here – http://bit.ly/cTftYZ #RBKC

Still got questions for the Q&A with Linton Kwesi Johnson on October 4th? Post them here - http://bit.ly/cTftYZ #RBKC
Sep 24

Spent perfectly good zzz hours last night on a new layout for Before It Disappears. WTT Michael Dacruz. See here, now: http://ow.ly/2IrnF

Spent perfectly good zzz hours last night on a new layout for Before It Disappears. WTT Michael Dacruz. See here, now: http://ow.ly/2IrnF
Sep 24

Got camera? Passing through #RBKC? I’ve set up a Flickr group for street photography documenting/celebrating the borough: http://ow.ly/2IBUX

Got camera? Passing through #RBKC? I've set up a Flickr group for street photography documenting/celebrating the borough: http://ow.ly/2IBUX
Sep 24

"Gertrude Stein said she wrote for “herself and strangers.” That about sums it up. I certainly don’t…"

“Gertrude Stein said she wrote for “herself and strangers.” That about sums it up. I certainly don’t write to please anyone in particular, though I do keep in mind that my metaphysical family—comprised of the dead poets I love—is out there listening. I try not to make an ass of myself in front of them.”

- How a Poem Happens: Christopher Bakken
Sep 24

…particularly since the rest of the building is open to the public until 10pm with free wi-fi and no such restrictions… #makesnosense

...particularly since the rest of the building is open to the public until 10pm with free wi-fi and no such restrictions... #makesnosense
Sep 23

Moaning aside (I know I’ve mentioned it before) I’d actually be interested in the drivers behind that evening anti-computing policy…

Moaning aside (I know I've mentioned it before) I'd actually be interested in the drivers behind that evening anti-computing policy...
Sep 23

Ah. So I can sit in the RFH members’ bar after 18.30 with a book or notepad, but not an iPad? Time to get a refund on my membership?

Ah. So I can sit in the RFH members' bar after 18.30 with a book or notepad, but not an iPad? Time to get a refund on my membership?
Sep 23

West London festival WLTM volunteers for fun and behind the scenes activity… http://ow.ly/2Imun #RBKC

West London festival WLTM volunteers for fun and behind the scenes activity... http://ow.ly/2Imun #RBKC
Sep 23