The 50 Best Inventions of 2010 (the future ain’t the same as it used to be) http://bit.ly/cHYFVr

The 50 Best Inventions of 2010 (the future ain’t the same as it used to be) http://bit.ly/cHYFVr

"In barring poets from the republic, Plato is saying that poets have power…" (paraphrasing Tim Clare @ #stressfractures)

“In barring poets from the republic, Plato is saying that poets have power…” (paraphrasing Tim Clare @ #stressfractures)

Topics included conservatism in performance #poetry, definitions, divides, critical analysis of poetry performance… #stressfractures

Topics included conservatism in performance #poetry, definitions, divides, critical analysis of poetry performance… #stressfractures

Had a great evening talking up the future of performance poetry with @scarahnellis @TimClarePoet & @uriandme at #stressfractures last night

Had a great evening talking up the future of performance poetry with @scarahnellis @TimClarePoet & @uriandme at #stressfractures last night

“The best way to complain is to make things.” – James Murphy, via @swissmiss http://j.mp/cR2Yq7

“The best way to complain is to make things.” – James Murphy, via @swissmiss http://j.mp/cR2Yq7

I promised no more carnival photos – I’m sneaking this one…

I promised no more carnival photos – I’m sneaking this one in under the radar. I was opposite Ladbroke Grove when this guy came up to me, a little merry. Friendly guy, all handshakes and smiles, putting his hand on my head (that’s a whole other iss…

"I studied Ken’s work in depth. What was intriguing was the absence of an obvious self. His images…"

“I studied Ken’s work in depth. What was intriguing was the absence of an obvious self. His images weren’t personal statements, but searches for pristine human facts. I found, through Ken, that you could add to your life by studying the lives of …

FYI: Been back and forth with Apple about repairing the MacBook Pro – no joy. New iMac arrives next week. Back to full speed then…

FYI: Been back and forth with Apple about repairing the MacBook Pro – no joy. New iMac arrives next week. Back to full speed then…

"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…