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Dear poets: are you really thinking about how you’ll survive the coming cuts in budgets and spending? We can’t live on words alone…

Dear poets: are you really thinking about how you'll survive the coming cuts in budgets and spending? We can't live on words alone...
Jul 13

Word Cup at the Contact Theatre, Manchester



Word Cup at the Contact Theatre, Manchester

Jul 13

Most Listened To (Week Ending 2010-7-11)

Most Listened To (Week Ending 2010-7-11):
  1. Dorian Concept (28)
  2. Dimlite (10)
  3. Cinematic Orchestra (5)
  4. Label Love (4)
  5. Radiohead (4)

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Jul 13

"What you rely on after years of practice is muscle memory and after thirty years of writing, or…"

“What you rely on after years of practice is muscle memory and after thirty years of writing, or more, I rely on a poetic muscle memory and each poem most often discovers its form from the long echoes of all the other poetry I have read and written.”

- How a Poem Happens: Christopher Buckley
Jul 12

Back from the Word Cup. 200 actionable items in my email inbox, not to mention my todo list. Dear Mountain of Busy-ness: let’s dance.

Back from the Word Cup. 200 actionable items in my email inbox, not to mention my todo list. Dear Mountain of Busy-ness: let's dance.
Jul 12

And once again, I’m part of a minority. I’ve been complaining about the "notification" issue for a while now… http://ow.ly/28xew

And once again, I'm part of a minority. I've been complaining about the "notification" issue for a while now... http://ow.ly/28xew
Jul 12

Just back from hosting the Word Cup in Manchester – UK national youth poetry SLAM. Poetry is alive! – http://ow.ly/29V3e

Just back from hosting the Word Cup in Manchester - UK national youth poetry SLAM. Poetry is alive! - http://ow.ly/29V3e
Jul 11

texturism: [ via youmightfindyourself:RealityStudio ]



texturism:

[ via youmightfindyourself:RealityStudio ]

Jul 11

Who watches the Watchmen?



Who watches the Watchmen?

Jul 10

‘It might have been.’ (by Cameron Moll)



‘It might have been.’ (by Cameron Moll)

Jul 10

My dystopian future (Royal Docks)



My dystopian future (Royal Docks)

Jul 9

"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!”

-

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