Haven’t yet been to Shunt (the lounge/bar in London Bridge station) but it sounds like a really interesting space… http://ow.ly/1ZDgV
The Picador Poetry Prize “aims to encourage unpublished poets, … and bring exciting new writing to a wider audience” – http://ow.ly/1Wg6a
Polaroid weather! Yashica light! Note to self: take a break and enjoy the sunshine. Even without a camera to hand.
Deadline for the Bridport Prize is up and coming – June 30th – for poems, short stories and flash fiction. http://ow.ly/1WzPh
Collected Memories – a new project from poet/curator Sheree Mack combining #poetry and domestic #photography… http://ow.ly/1YxM3
One more happy set of students this morning, this time from Singapore Chinese Girls School. Now, back to the office…
To-do: schedule time to select from the VPR Summer Reading List, 2010 + schedule time to read the selection…! list: http://ow.ly/1WjNI
"With language the world comes to be furnished with qualities like good and evil, abstractions like…"
Roy A. Rappaport - Ritual and Religion in the Making of Humanity
Oh, yes. This proposal I’m working on is taking it there.
Do blog – Why we put things off: 3/10, We worry about failing. We imagine the risk more clearly than the reward. http://ow.ly/1XYrc
The Arvon International Poetry Competition closes on the 16th of August (5pm – not that you’re last minute or anything) – http://ow.ly/1WiBQ
A slick street, Covent Garden.
Please forgive the recent gaps in posting - life gets in the way. Moving, other projects, getting on with things…
Yes. I know. More lapse. And just to cover myself, I may be a little inconsistent with the blogging…
Yes. I know. More lapse. And just to cover myself, I may be a little inconsistent with the blogging over the next week or two. First reason: I’m focusing a lot on work. Not the busy-work that sometimes gets in the way, but real honest-to-god making. And boy, does it feel good. Second reason: I’m in between. Moving, flat-hunting, in transition. Things in bags and boxes. While I can pretty much make a base for myself anywhere as long as I have something to write on (notepad/iPod/laptop) and a way of managing incoming interruptions, there’s no doubt that my regular rituals, workflows and practises have been disrupted. And I’m taking that as a good thing. Third reason: the time away from Tumblr while my computer was down (and during this period of transition) has given me some space to really think about what it is that I’m doing with this so-called “personal” blog. Mostly, it’s been serving as a personal scrapbook and a repository of “notes to self” with the odd blog entry for good measure. Without going into too much discussion, there are other things I’d like to do. Watch this space.