"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." – Aristotle. http://t.co/LxFCe5q
Looking forward to catching up with Aoife Mannix and other local poets while I’m out there, with thanks to @BCLatvia / @BCLiterature
Travelling to Latvia this afternoon to perform, teach and lecture on the relationship between my writing and London – http://t.co/md661kv
I’m heading to Latvia today to run poetry/performance workshops, feature at a local poetry festival, survey the local slam scene and deliver a lecture on the relationship between my city and my poetry. I get to spend the time with poet, performer and novelist Aoife Mannix, and I’ll be travelling with my brand new second-hand Bronica ETRSI. Looking forward to a few days out of the country…
"If you think about it, reading is a necessarily individual act, far more than writing. If we assume…" http://t.co/KWmoIeY
"If you think about it, reading is a necessarily individual act, far more than writing. If we assume…"
- from Italo Calvino’s If on a winter’s night a traveler. (via viafrank)
Photo: “I was wandering through the tiny village and speaking with people when I saw this woman. She… http://t.co/u5IoUZK
Flipped Eye Thursdays start tomorrow with Max Wallis, Nina Bahadur, Adrienne Odasso and Jacqueline Saphra… Event: http://t.co/rEmaVgq
Proofing copy for projects. Looking forward to getting out of my inbox and sending out some poems for translation into Latvian. Yessir.
"But renowned Australian author David Malouf believes the semicolon still has a future in nuanced…" http://t.co/uow6Xbr
But renowned Australian author David Malouf believes the semicolon still has a future in nuanced imaginative prose.
“If you want longer sentences and still allow readers to find their way through, then the semicolon is very good,” he says.
“I tend to write longer sentences and use the semicolon so as not to have to break the longer sentences into shorter ones that would suggest things are not connected that I want people to see as connected.
“Short sentences make for fast reading; often you want slow reading.””
Feeling validated, and happy to read this. I tend to write longer sentences, particularly in poems, and contrary to most of the poets I know, I like to make full use of punctuation in addition to the structural tools of line-breaks, stanzas, shifted margins and any other manipulation of space and rhythm on the page that poets are afforded…
Save Our Semicolons!