"Honestly, I’ve grown weary of rambling or disjointed verse that hopefully has some special or at…"

“Honestly, I’ve grown weary of rambling or disjointed verse that hopefully has some special or at least discernable meaning for the poet but is a labyrinth in the dark for the reader. I am not willing to go on a scavenger hunt inside a poem with se…

RT @BlueBirdTail: Today I’m sharing: my rudimentary French translation of Gravity by @jsamlarose – http://bit.ly/9CH8WG #fb #poetry #french

RT @BlueBirdTail: Today I’m sharing: my rudimentary French translation of Gravity by @jsamlarose – http://bit.ly/9CH8WG #fb #poetry #french

"Find someone who sees the poem you will write twenty years from now, on the selfsame topic, that…"

“Find someone who sees the poem you will write twenty years from now, on the selfsame topic, that brings us to our knees. Never let that person go. Cling like a barnacle. Cleave also to the belief (which is true) that because you can be hollowed out,…

And the irony of tweeting that last thought is not lost on me.

And the irony of tweeting that last thought is not lost on me.

Really interesting conversation about the perceived need for "hyper-connectivity" with Melanie. Know when (and how) to disconnect, we say.

Really interesting conversation about the perceived need for “hyper-connectivity” with Melanie. Know when (and how) to disconnect, we say.

The armpits were totally worth it! Had a great session with the Barbican Poets tonight – emotional dynamics and resonance in #poetry…

The armpits were totally worth it! Had a great session with the Barbican Poets tonight – emotional dynamics and resonance in #poetry…

Finally finished watching Tea & the Art of Life Management – I feel more zen already… Long, but recommended. http://bit.ly/ahxKgp

Finally finished watching Tea & the Art of Life Management – I feel more zen already… Long, but recommended. http://bit.ly/ahxKgp

Not that I agree with tents in the street, but what’s the definition of "a proper demonstration" if it doesn’t challenge status quo?

Not that I agree with tents in the street, but what’s the definition of “a proper demonstration” if it doesn’t challenge status quo?

The ABC’s of Google Instant… (UK, I presume…) via @ollygosling http://bit.ly/dk6Uf1

The ABC’s of Google Instant… (UK, I presume…) via @ollygosling http://bit.ly/dk6Uf1

The Electric Cinema

The Electric Cinema

"… it always begins poorly. It can only begin poorly. As I describe in the book, it’s more like…"

“… it always begins poorly. It can only begin poorly. As I describe in the book, it’s more like trying to reverse engineer something edible from rotten food than assembling a meal out of palatable ingredients. It goes on the page poorly, and then…

"Your Cat. My Socks." – a rather excellent post about the art of conversation. http://instapaper.com/zJ0u0yv1b

“Your Cat. My Socks.” – a rather excellent post about the art of conversation. http://instapaper.com/zJ0u0yv1b

“Why do you take pictures of buildings?” Spent most…

“Why do you take pictures of buildings?”

Spent most of yesterday at a wedding (and no, I’m not a wedding photographer). My sister ribbed me for taking pictures of buildings. In other words, pictures of abstract things, pictures that don’t alwa…

Back to Brick Lane. I got 5 rolls of B&W (Ilford 400) back…

Back to Brick Lane. I got 5 rolls of B&W (Ilford 400) back from processing yesterday, and it looks like I need to “think different” when my camera’s not loaded with colour. 
In other news, I’ve finally fixed my Powerbook G4, and it looks like …

"There is no royal path to good writing; and such paths as do exist do not lead through neat critical…"

“There is no royal path to good writing; and such paths as do exist do not lead through neat critical gardens, but through the jungles of self, the world, and of craft.” – Jessamyn West

Back in the house. Got the old Powerbook G4 up and running last night, DIY. Weekend off for family stuff, then much catching up to do…

Back in the house. Got the old Powerbook G4 up and running last night, DIY. Weekend off for family stuff, then much catching up to do…

The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window

"Any text can teach you to read, and any topic can teach you to write. Only literature can teach you…"

“Any text can teach you to read, and any topic can teach you to write. Only literature can teach you why to read, and why to write. Science can measure how well you hear and see. But visual and performing arts teach us why these senses matter. Do not…

Exmouth Market

Exmouth Market