RT @tigerlilyfilms: who knew there were so many poetry lovers out there? lemn sissay’s @C4RandomActs got 783,000 viewers last night. m …
More about NV (Note 3: you no longer need to copy and paste. Hold cmd-shift-e…)— using notational velocity :mnmlist— http://t.co/tPZ0JQ6t
If you don’t have Notational Velocity already, try it out. This is where all the (text-based) magic happens for me… http://t.co/UM7Mp7VF
It’s alarmingly easy to forget how important it is to dream, and dream freely, not just to flesh out someone else’s vision or needs…
Photo: “A snowstorm, we are frozen and wait.” Julien Coquentin (via London Street Photography Festival -… http://t.co/wJ06zB8L
Photo: From 12 January to 1 March the UltraLounge on the Lower Ground floor of Selfridges London will be… http://t.co/iMnJL2ls
From 12 January to 1 March the UltraLounge on the Lower Ground floor of Selfridges London will be transformed into a library and become the epicentre of the Words Words Words theme. The library will provide a unique interactive space to become fully immersed in the topic, from specially curated ranges of inspirational books to fascinating classes and lectures from The Idler Academy and It’s Nice That.
[Schedule includes a couple of Faber poetry readings and lots of storytelling from Rachel Rose Reid.]
"I believe that the most complex and profound truths are usually arrived at when we allow our…" http://t.co/9BlYKKqp
- How a Poem Happens: Corrinne Clegg Hales
Two things I love? Tech and poetry. Looks like I’ll be soft-starting my "talk tech" sessions for poets and creatives this month after all.
If you’re on the Southbank and you want to talk tech I’m meeting with @InuaEllams and @mwendelezi to talk iPads and workflow at 16.00…
"I keep a hotel room. I have everything taken off the walls, and I bring in yellow pads, a Roget’s…" http://t.co/Dpt2oo92
"I keep a hotel room. I have everything taken off the walls, and I bring in yellow pads, a Roget’s…"
Two things here.
a) For a while, I developed a (bad?) habit of munching while working. Almost incessantly. Mostly healthy stuff (though I’m pretty sure I could have a reasonably decent conversation with Bill Herbert about decadent delicacies and bad eating habits we might have in common…), but munchies all the same. I wonder if this wasy my way of engaging my “little mind” so the big mind could carry on with more important things?
b) Writers’ Routines is excellent. I’d considered doing something like it myself a while back, and still might, though of course I’d have to invest some effort in differentiation— if something’s already being done, what could I add to the enterprise? Whether or not I find a satisfactory answer to the question, Writers’ Routines is worth a read. Go see.
14 unidentified portraits at the National Portrait Gallery. If you’re 14-21 you could pen their pasts and futures… http://t.co/xtzwTrCK
The soundtrack for this week’s writing is sponsored by Instagr/am/bient: 25 Sonic Postcards. Listen/hear:— http://t.co/Va1H9BLR
"Oh, yes, let’s bless the imagination. It gives us the myths we live by." – ‘On the Meeting of Garcia Lorca… http://t.co/EXvgXRaF
let’s bless the imagination. It gives
us the myths we live by.”
‘On the Meeting of Garcia Lorca and Hart Crane’— Philip Levine.
I listened to a lot of Philip Levine and Robert Hass while pulling Breaking Silence together. At one point, I had a playlist of various readings on rotation. Now that Breaking Silence is out, I’m easing back into a writing schedule, and Levine still holds pride of place at the top of my reading stack. Currently (re)reading The Simple Truth, in which the poem the above quote is take from is contained.