I’ve spent the morning inscribing two copies of my first book How To Build a City with detailed notes about the poems. These notes range from clarifications of references and obscure allusions (many to London history) to thoughts about the contexts of the poems. I have also provided some very candid insights about the moreContinue reading “For sale: two meticulously hand-inscribed hardback copies of How To Build a City”
A few weeks ago I attended a conference called The Space Between Us, which was about the intersection between literature and technology. The exceptionally interesting James Bridle gave the keynote. I was especially curious, though, to hear Sophie Rochester of The Literary Platform speak about ‘Ethical reading’. Her provocation, so to speak, was that theContinue reading “Ethical reading, ethical publishing”
I got married, then jetted off to India for 3 weeks. Here is my reading. Josie Saramago, The Gospel according to Jesus Christ * R.L. Stine, Indiana Jones and the Curse of Horror Island ** Peter Ackroyd, The Clerkenwell Tales Ian McEwen, Solar William Dalrymple, In Xanadu Rough Guide to Rajastahn, Delhi & Agra IContinue reading “Honeymoon reading”
Look what I won in a raffle!
SOME RECENT THINGS >>> Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited and Never Will by Judith Schalansky (Penguin) factorycraft by FOUND (Chemikal Underground) Re: by Ahren Warner (Donut Press) Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today Susan Hiller at Tate Britain
Look, I’ve edited a book. You can buy it here for £9.99.
Bombardment of information about a new book by Phil Smith from Triarchy Press – Mythogeography: A Guide to Walking Sideways. There’s a video for starters. And a separate website for anyone interesting in the concept of Mythogeography. To be honest, this is totally my kind of thing. Part lecture, part creative wandering, part esoteric conspiracy theory. A blendContinue reading “Mythogeography”
Just dropping by to recommend Lake Shore Drive by John Wilkinson. It’s 100% excellent, believe.
Just arrived back from Wurmfest, Dublin. My camera refuses to work, so no photos this time I’m afraid. The photo above illustrates Coracle Press, which produces the most beautiful books I’ve ever seen. Also, it was quite a fleeting visit so I didn’t have a chance to look round the city. I did, however, meet lotsContinue reading “Wurmfest”
My copy of the Autumn issue of Poetry London popped through the post today (Post, you say? Oh yeah – ) and lo and behold it contains a review – the first in print – of my book How To Build A City. I’m pretty ecstatic. That horribly talented Luke Kennard was tasked with perusingContinue reading “The cities we walk through”