"Make notes—I’ve lost more material than I’ve ever written. Contrary to popular opinion, it’s not…"

“Make notes—I’ve lost more material than I’ve ever written. Contrary to popular opinion, it’s not still up there in one’s brain. It’s in outer space and it ain’t coming back.” – Judith Guest via (Home)

Haters gonna hate, but Google docs + shared folders for feedback on student #poems = butter. Neat commenting, version history, compare…

Haters gonna hate, but Google docs + shared folders for feedback on student #poems = butter. Neat commenting, version history, compare…

A walk through countryside darkness, then poems around a bonfire… a workshop after an afternoon in caves… me for the past 24 hours…

A walk through countryside darkness, then poems around a bonfire… a workshop after an afternoon in caves… me for the past 24 hours…

"The problem with clichés is not that they contain false ideas, but rather that they are superficial…"

“The problem with clichés is not that they contain false ideas, but rather that they are superficial articulations of very good ones. The sun is often on fire at sunset and the moon discreet, but if we keep saying this every time we encounter a sun …

Oh, and BookSlam last night? Packed out Clapham Grand for literature. In the words of the almighty @tymusic "mighty fun was had by all."

Oh, and BookSlam last night? Packed out Clapham Grand for literature. In the words of the almighty @tymusic “mighty fun was had by all.”

Preparing to spend the next 24 hours working with 20-30 teachers, and we’re not just talking workshop strategies. They’re going to write.

Preparing to spend the next 24 hours working with 20-30 teachers, and we’re not just talking workshop strategies. They’re going to write.

Poets and Promoters Networking Forum: promoters pitch plans for the new year, poets schmooze for gigs… http://ow.ly/3D0yN

Poets and Promoters Networking Forum: promoters pitch plans for the new year, poets schmooze for gigs… http://ow.ly/3D0yN

Collaborative map-making, anyone?

I used to be a tour-guide. Not in any formal sense, but whenever friends, family and remotely connected people came to visit the city, I was happy to put some time aside and take them around the city to see the things they might not see if they simply …

Used this as the basis for a free-writing exercise last night…

Used this as the basis for a free-writing exercise last night with the Barbican Poets. Challenged them to pick one prompt and draft a 10 line piece in 7 minutes. Then, pick a second prompt and write a 7 line piece in 7 minutes. Finally, pick a third an…

Just met with Cathy and Kathy at PAL – always inspiring, and I’m not just saying that because they follow me on Twitter. www.pallabs.org

Just met with Cathy and Kathy at PAL – always inspiring, and I’m not just saying that because they follow me on Twitter. www.pallabs.org

"I have to keep reminding myself of this fact (pertaining to anything I may tackle this year). It all…"

“I have to keep reminding myself of this fact (pertaining to anything I may tackle this year). It all may seem possible and good and amazing…but more specifically, doable. And yet, you know you will have to grind your teeth in the dirt to get it do…

Geekcred +? Now, to write today’s poem…

Geekcred +? Now, to write today’s poem…

Stop the clock! Ran into a little speedbump involving .htaccess files, subdirectories and domains, and some Skype interrupts, but it’s done.

Stop the clock! Ran into a little speedbump involving .htaccess files, subdirectories and domains, and some Skype interrupts, but it’s done.

Upgrade a single site WordPress installation to a network enabled installation, and import at least one existing site in 15 mins. Go.

Upgrade a single site Wordpress installation to a network enabled installation, and import at least one existing site in 15 mins. Go.

"Being an artist, I feel that art comes from the inexplicable urge to manifest a feeling, intent, or…"

“Being an artist, I feel that art comes from the inexplicable urge to manifest a feeling, intent, or question as a specific, tangible experience. Artists do research with an open-mindedness and rigorous inquiry unseen in most other disciplines, excep…

Warning: really addictive typing / shoot-em-up mash-up. Genius, actually. Pride yourself on keyboard skillz? Z-Type http://bit.ly/ig0ZZN

Warning: really addictive typing / shoot-em-up mash-up. Genius, actually. Pride yourself on keyboard skillz? Z-Type http://bit.ly/ig0ZZN

"You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day…"

“You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.” – Paulo Coelho (via imageinfomood)

"Art is fundamentally a survival device of the species. Otherwise it wouldn’t be so persistent. It…"

“Art is fundamentally a survival device of the species. Otherwise it wouldn’t be so persistent. It wouldn’t be in every culture. We wouldn’t know about it…

How does art help you survive? It helps us survive by making us attentive. In a simpl…