"Poetry survives because it’s primarily about human connection and interaction as mediated by words…"
- 10 Questions on Poets & Technology: Amy King (via Instapaper)
Year 3 of the Barbican Poets programme starts soon! Any young poets interested in joining the movement, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
…though really, Ahu counts as +12 to Dimlite for the Dimlite remix of Ahu’s “To:Love”. I’ve listened to that one on short rotation since it turned up on iTunes, and it’s still part of the perfect soundtrack for an afternoon of drafting blog posts. By the way - did I mention that though I’m still quite happy with “writer”, as championed by Patrick Rhone, I can now claim “blogger” as a professional title? More on that in another post, methinks. In the meantime, this chart has been brought to you by the popular Last.fm/Tumblr pipe by JoeLaz. Go get your own.
Trying to decide whether I should call him "Linton" or "Mr Johnson" on Monday 4th… #mumraisedmeproper #RBKC #LKJ http://ow.ly/2Jvyg
You say “start up quote”, I say life advice. Take a look through the archive and tell me how many of these quotes CAN’T be applied to your writing or other creative practise.
Yes, the guy with the hair has both of his arms. And yes, it was summer. Other than that, nothing much going on here. There are details I like (graffiti, other bodies in the background), but it feels a bit… remote.
Still got questions for the Q&A with Linton Kwesi Johnson on October 4th? Post them here – http://bit.ly/cTftYZ #RBKC
Spent perfectly good zzz hours last night on a new layout for Before It Disappears. WTT Michael Dacruz. See here, now: http://ow.ly/2IrnF
Got camera? Passing through #RBKC? I’ve set up a Flickr group for street photography documenting/celebrating the borough: http://ow.ly/2IBUX
"Gertrude Stein said she wrote for “herself and strangers.” That about sums it up. I certainly don’t…"
- How a Poem Happens: Christopher Bakken
…particularly since the rest of the building is open to the public until 10pm with free wi-fi and no such restrictions… #makesnosense
Moaning aside (I know I’ve mentioned it before) I’d actually be interested in the drivers behind that evening anti-computing policy…
Ah. So I can sit in the RFH members’ bar after 18.30 with a book or notepad, but not an iPad? Time to get a refund on my membership?
West London festival WLTM volunteers for fun and behind the scenes activity… http://ow.ly/2Imun #RBKC
Hm. Wasn’t going to post this one. It feels like an out-take. Looking at it, I wish I’d focused on the guy in the foreground. And it’s definitely not as neat and clean as the other shots I’ve been posting recently. But then… there’s something I like about it. The visual relationship between the two bikers, the one in the back looking totally retro; and the movement from dark foreground to blazing, blown out background.
Ah well. Not everything’s going to be perfect. I’ll save the fussy attitude for a portfolio. This is a photoblog, right?