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Monthly Archives: October 2007
Always an auspicious sign, the snail. This one was living free on Orford Ness, in Suffolk, a blasted landscape in many senses, being a former military testing site and now a valuable nature preserve. A group of poets made a … Continue reading
I braved the pelting rain to get to the Restaurant Show at Earl’s Court last Tuesday, where I saw lots of stands – including some small food producers I’d been learning about while working on our food producers’ database (which … Continue reading
Sunday was another one of those floor-to-ceiling poetry readings, with 10 on the menu. Luckily two were unable to attend (a third likewise but she’d enlisted her sister to read in her place) so it was a little shorter than … Continue reading
Saturday I overcame the weekend handicaps imposed by what are generously described as “improvements” on the Underground, and managed to arrive at Victoria coach station in time to welcome my classmate Jenn to London. Off we sped on the trusty … Continue reading
It’s been a pretty poetic week all in all. Monday evening I went to the South Bank to see Sean O’Brien and Ian Duhig read. I’d been admiring O’Brien’s latest, The Drowned Book, for the past couple of weeks, so … Continue reading