A taster

Working on the Babel essay at the moment and as usual it’s going in strange directions…Here’s a tiny excerpt: ‘….Strangely this [I don’t like Mondays] wasn’t the first song with murder as its theme that … Read More

Thank You…

Well we were delighted to be invited to the Cuirt Festival. And a bit nervous. It’s been quite a while since we curated a poetry event. Though we are asked pretty regularly we only agree … Read More

In a Couple of Minutes…

Things perhaps talk themselves into existence. Our religions, our politics, our philosophies, even (if we have them) our love lives. We probably invented religion because we needed someone to blame and something to fear. Had … Read More

Good Housekeeping…

I do have enormous admiration for anyone that publishes or edits a small literary or art magazine. Ok it’s not working down a coal mine but it can be pretty wearisome even if it is … Read More

Dust…American Dust…

Brautigan noted that whilst ‘innocent’ in the 1940s, in 1979 a boy with a gun would mean a pile of bodies and the national guard called out, now pretty much a weekly occurrence in the … Read More

Abridged at the Cuirt Festival, Galway

Usually active in the visual art environment, Abridged makes a rare appearance in the live poetry arena with a reading featuring critically acclaimed international poets Stephen Burt, Theresa Muñoz and Jacob Polley. This will coincide … Read More

Waiting for another War…

It’s International Women’s Day. It’s sad that one is required. But the world is increasingly rejecting reason and embracing something very reactionary. It’s more than just the patriarchy that has lasted centuries. Though there is … Read More