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"Be obscure clearly! Be wild of tongue in a way we can understand!"

“Be obscure clearly! Be wild of tongue in a way we can understand!”

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E.B. White (via viafrank)

Dear students-who-like-to-obfuscate-things… Take note.

Jul 9

Wow. Just realised my teaching practise is very similar to Pierre Dulaine’s. Hmmm… (scroll down to the philosophy) – http://ow.ly/27Mc8

Wow. Just realised my teaching practise is very similar to Pierre Dulaine's. Hmmm... (scroll down to the philosophy) - http://ow.ly/27Mc8
Jul 9

10 Laws of Productivity (via The 99 Percent) – http://ow.ly/27KBG

10 Laws of Productivity (via The 99 Percent) - http://ow.ly/27KBG
Jul 8

Shaftesbury Avenue (London)



Shaftesbury Avenue (London)

Jul 8

"You will write if you will write without thinking of the result in terms of a result, but think of…"

“You will write if you will write without thinking of the result in terms of a result, but think of the writing in terms of discovery, which is to say that creation must take place between the pen and the paper, not before in a thought or afterwards in a recasting… It will come if it is there and if you will let it come.”

- — Gertrude Stein (via teachingliteracy) (via the-write-idea)
Jul 8

I’ve always been intrigued by this face… The car,…



I’ve always been intrigued by this face… The car, not so much. (Hoxton)

Jul 7

Hollis Brown Thornton | Escape Into Life Dear kids,  This is…



Hollis Brown Thornton | Escape Into Life

Dear kids, 

This is what my childhood looked like. You’ll never know.

Yours, truly. 

Jul 7

The semiology and phenomenology of hashtaggery (aka hashtags 101) – http://ow.ly/27qUt

The semiology and phenomenology of hashtaggery (aka hashtags 101) - http://ow.ly/27qUt
Jul 7

Poet? Old Vic New Voices wants your creative responses to the Arden Project. Get scribbling, you 16-30 year olds… http://ow.ly/27qeb

Poet? Old Vic New Voices wants your creative responses to the Arden Project. Get scribbling, you 16-30 year olds... http://ow.ly/27qeb
Jul 6

Most Listened To (Week Ending 2010-7-4)

Most Listened To (Week Ending 2010-7-4):
  1. Ray Barbee Meets The Mattson 2 (17)
  2. The Mattson 2 (11)
  3. Label Love (9)
  4. Frenzy Audio Quartet (7)
  5. Dimlite (4)

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Jul 6

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Jul 5

RSA Animate – The Secret Powers of Time (via theRSAorg)



RSA Animate - The Secret Powers of Time (via theRSAorg)

Jul 5

"I get hung up on the technology, too, and many come to me for help in understanding it. Technology…"

“I get hung up on the technology, too, and many come to me for help in understanding it. Technology will keep marching on and on and on. But we can’t lose sight of what we use that technology for … You’ve got to get past all that technology and into the aesthetics if you want to create great images.”

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Thom Hogan on technology.

(via photonfantastic)

Jul 4

You Have Been Warned (by David Fullarton) I’m just…



You Have Been Warned (by David Fullarton)

I’m just saying. 

Jul 3

On a train to Stockton to host tomorrow’s Word Cup youth #poetry slam. Nowhere near a tv for the #gha game, but at least I’ve got Twitter.

On a train to Stockton to host tomorrow's Word Cup youth #poetry slam. Nowhere near a tv for the #gha game, but at least I've got Twitter.
Jul 2

"things aren’t all so tangible and sayable as people would usually have us believe; most experiences…"

“things aren’t all so tangible and sayable as people would usually have us believe; most experiences are unsayable, they happen in a space that no word has ever entered, and more unsayable than all other things are works of art, those mysterious existences, whose life endures beside our own small, transitory life.”

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rainer maria rilke [ via maribean ]

“not talking about things is different from being private. it’s personal. this is what i am working through right now - being okay with not talking. even when a good friend asks what’s going on? … because sometimes things are just feeling & not feelings with words. sometimes working through things requires quiet & through quiet something new is created. patience & perspective.”

(via texturism)

Dear Maura, after 5 months of working through the fallout from a couple of different life-sized curveballs, this pretty much nails part of what I’ve been thinking/feeling. Thank you.

Jul 2

Most Listened To (Week Ending 2010-6-27)

Most Listened To (Week Ending 2010-6-27):
  1. Flying Lotus (52)
  2. Ray Barbee Meets The Mattson 2 (48)
  3. The Mattson 2 (29)
  4. Fink (16)
  5. Frenzy Audio Quartet (15)

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Jul 1

"I thought this was going to be boring, ‘coz it said literature on the schedule, but your lesson was well good, sir" #poetry #teaching

"I thought this was going to be boring, 'coz it said literature on the schedule, but your lesson was well good, sir" #poetry #teaching
Jun 30

"You know, they say that there is a part of the human chest that if you strike it hard enough the…"

“You know, they say that there is a part
of the human chest that if you strike it hard enough
the person’s heart explodes. This sounds like such a lie
that I have to believe it’s the truth. If I were science,
I’d never tell any one where this place is. If I were science,
I’d have named this place after you.”

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Not As Smart As I Think I Am - Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz (via Suss: another literary journal)

The cynic in me thinks that this is far too sentimental an ending. The romantic in me really doesn’t care. Either way, it comes as the beautifully unexpected punchline to an unassuming but quite touching piece. Of course, this excerpt is a bit of a spoiler, but you should still follow the link and read the poem in its entirety, for full effect. 

Jun 30

A student in one of my workshops today: "You’re lucky I came to school…" Hmmm.

A student in one of my workshops today: "You're lucky I came to school..." Hmmm.
Jun 29