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And people’s answers to the silence question are making me think of Naomi Woddis’ Poetry Mosaic project. #bringitback

And people's answers to the silence question are making me think of Naomi Woddis' Poetry Mosaic project. #bringitback
Jan 31

Finishing up lunch in Norwich: running a workshop for poet-educators @shakethedust – some amazing poets here, including Sam Rivière…

Finishing up lunch in Norwich: running a workshop for poet-educators @shakethedust - some amazing poets here, including Sam Rivière...
Jan 31

Photo: tobia: http://t.co/mbm9tjnQ

Photo: tobia: http://t.co/mbm9tjnQ
Jan 31

Photo: What is your relationship with silence…? http://t.co/vfQwiz8k

Photo: What is your relationship with silence…? http://t.co/vfQwiz8k
Jan 31

What is your relationship with silence…? 



What is your relationship with silence…? 

Jan 31

2nd Feb— Join poets, graphic designers and other cultural practitioners @ICALondon for In Numbers: Serial Publications— http://t.co/Hp70Gqp0

2nd Feb— Join poets, graphic designers and other cultural practitioners @ICALondon for In Numbers: Serial Publications— http://t.co/Hp70Gqp0
Jan 30

33 1/3: Call for Proposals for the 33 1/3 Series – stories in the history of popular music (recent or otherwise). http://t.co/N28JjYQ4

33 1/3: Call for Proposals for the 33 1/3 Series - stories in the history of popular music (recent or otherwise). http://t.co/N28JjYQ4
Jan 30

Photo: 73 Letterpress × Ian Coyle http://t.co/hZCsVCwR

Photo: 73 Letterpress × Ian Coyle http://t.co/hZCsVCwR
Jan 30

Video: What does poetry mean to you? Poetry Loves Company event, 01/12 (by Danielle Shaw) I’d started into… http://t.co/zTcg00qj

Video: What does poetry mean to you? Poetry Loves Company event, 01/12 (by Danielle Shaw) I’d started into... http://t.co/zTcg00qj
Jan 30

What does poetry mean to you? Poetry Loves Company event, 01/12…



What does poetry mean to you? Poetry Loves Company event, 01/12 (by Danielle Shaw)

I’d started into building a habit/tradition of social events for poets and writers, particularly around Christmas, for a few years up until 2010. Christmas is an interesting time for “freelance creatives”. Depending on the strength of our networks and collaborations, maybe we’re invited to a larger company’s Christmas party, but there’s little that we do for ourselves as a community. With that in mind, I started organising simple Christmas dinners at a friendly Indian restaurant off Oxford Street. We had a good run, then came 2010 (tough year for me for personal reasons) and I had to let a few things go. Rather than restarting the same tradition in 2011, I decided to do something a little different. Christmas is always a busy time, even if we’re not celebrating as a community, so why not celebrate the beginning of new year, rather than the end of an old? 2012 marked the first in what I hope will be a long run of such celebrations, attended by a number of poets and emerging writers I’ve worked with, from flipped eye, Barbican Poets, the London Teenage Poetry SLAM, Malika’s Kitchen, the Roundhouse, the Vineyard and beyond. 

With so many poets in the room, it felt criminal to waste the opportunity to make something. Cue filmmaker Danielle Shaw, a Canon EOS 500D, and a few willing guinea pigs with opinions on poetry. 

Thanks to Woolfson & Tay (the bookshop, café and gallery space that hosted the event) and everyone who attended, with special thanks to Indigo Williams, Dorothy Fryd, Miriam Nash, Inua Ellams, Nii Ayikwei Parkes and Katie Hale. 

Next Poetry Loves Company event? Currently looking at June. Watch this space.

Jan 30

It’s Nice That Selfridges Talks Series – Words as Words, Thursday 16th Feb. http://t.co/YGbj55pW

It's Nice That Selfridges Talks Series – Words as Words, Thursday 16th Feb. http://t.co/YGbj55pW
Jan 30

Photo: Due East through Elliot Ranch — Matthew Rangel http://t.co/0nbbrs4l

Photo: Due East through Elliot Ranch — Matthew Rangel http://t.co/0nbbrs4l
Jan 29

Photo: Work Hard Stay Humble— sir, yes sir. http://t.co/YoyyppgB

Photo: Work Hard Stay Humble— sir, yes sir. http://t.co/YoyyppgB
Jan 29

Work Hard Stay Humble— sir, yes sir. 



Work Hard Stay Humble— sir, yes sir. 

Jan 29

Photo: ‘burnt out stars, soho 1979’ — Chris Dorley-Brown http://t.co/wKQev43G

Photo: ‘burnt out stars, soho 1979’ — Chris Dorley-Brown http://t.co/wKQev43G
Jan 28

Video: “A few months ago, the term cassette tape was taken out of the Oxford English Dictionary.(!!!) It may… http://t.co/5b40HiU3

Video: “A few months ago, the term cassette tape was taken out of the Oxford English Dictionary.(!!!) It may... http://t.co/5b40HiU3
Jan 28

“A few months ago, the term cassette tape was taken out of…



“A few months ago, the term cassette tape was taken out of the Oxford English Dictionary.(!!!) It may seem ironic, then, that the cassette has experienced a quiet comeback over the last few years, as independent labels issuing tape-only releases have begun popping up around the world. I can’t even tell you how many fond memories I have of the days when cassette tapes ruled my music life. Do you remember the days being angry at a radio announcers when they’d start talking before the song was over and screwed up your recording of a song? I do!” — Swiss Miss

My mind dropped out of the paragraph somewhere around the cassette being removed from the OED. WTH?

Jan 28

Still on a train (3hrs+). Successfully diagnosed a hacked server, tracked intrusions and suggested fixes. Still got it. #geekforlife

Still on a train (3hrs+). Successfully diagnosed a hacked server, tracked intrusions and suggested fixes. Still got it. #geekforlife
Jan 27

Yes, it costs, but The Apathy Complex at @tatemodern sounds… well, fascinating. http://t.co/IJjt9k3B

Yes, it costs, but The Apathy Complex at @tatemodern sounds... well, fascinating. http://t.co/IJjt9k3B
Jan 27

En route to Plymouth (in spite of signal failures and cancellations across London train/tube services).

En route to Plymouth (in spite of signal failures and cancellations across London train/tube services).
Jan 27