Attends poetry events along the Thames valley, sometimes further afield. His Collection, Pilgrim Station is available from http://www.spmpublications.com/ and second collection, Smudge, via the poet, see blog then Buy a copy for the love of Mic!
Osip At his first beseeching look, Makovsky at the Apollon empathically allowed, Osip, the poet (with his mum) had it from the outset he was not bound down, hell bound for Grub Street and, to finish with a flourish, published him at once. To this pat anecdote perhaps concede a little credit; an editor who strikes pure gold admits he’s not the first to know it. But in his quiet, transparent world Osip Mandel’shtam from the start knew heaven is the lifelong house: the hearth of consciousness. Where older heads must take the clues of practical psychologists, jockey with religion’s own touched and tainted saints and prophets, it would appear that Mandel’shtam saw most clearly first of all; trundled off to Vladivostock in a Gulag car, God rest his gentle soul. This, including phrase 'lifelong house', from the introduction to Selected poems, translated by David McDuff.
Cheltenham Poetry Festival 2022, September 22, 18:30 Open Mic A rare chance to test delivery in a large hall designed for voices and spirit, the Francis Close Hall Chapel. Numbers are being kept down to leave more space, and the open-mics slot are open only for 2 minutes, more or less, time enough in any case to SPEAK OUT, and sample other local voices. All welcome, of course, and WOL affiliates particularly. Dom. https://cheltenhampoetryfestival.co.uk/
All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.
Minch Surgery last Monday (25/06/2022)
Sap and Oohs (02/09/2020)
Sick dog (05/04/2020)
That Tennyson (12/02/2017)
One of these days (16/09/2016)
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