The Aerial Festival was one of the many events that fell foul of the last year’s events. It is wonderful to see so many of the events from the festival represented by film on the Aerial Festival website. I hugely recommend spending some time watching the films here: https://aerialfestival.com/corbel-stone-press/. Although I had to have particular … More Aerial Festival / 10 Years of Corbel Stone Press
It was brilliant to perform live again, albeit in a very strange context – and who knows when we will get the chance again? Here’s a picture of nightjrrs doing just that: The sound was great (we had a really good sound-person: probably the best I’ve had for years) – if you were there I … More Intermission
Early September might see a return for live music for the nightjrrs. Either that, or there will be a live stream of a set. In the meantime, if you’d like a taster of a 40 minute nightjrrs set, enjoy the film below which is available only for the next month via Kirkgate Arts.
It must be greatly pleasing for Longbarrow Press to see the copies of J.R. Carpenter’s This is a Picture of Wind pop up across the internet demonstrating the geographical reach that this book has achieved. Like the wind itself, ’success’ must be very hard to measure for publisher and writer alike: but tangible signs of the latter must be … More A Picture Of Wind
I have two Matthew Clegg collections from Longbarrow Press. It would be difficult to overstate the effect reading Matthew Clegg’s work has had on the way I look at poetry. He was the first Longbarrow poet that I came across and I have recommended his work to people ever since. Something else that has impressed … More Matthew Clegg
This is a great piece, involving work from one of my favourite poets ever to come to the Symposium: An outstanding piece made with the art of Dominique Cameron, the words of Mark Goodwin and the filming of Martyn Blundell. The sound by Mensa. If it was a film you’d call it an ensemble piece. … More ‘Moor’
There are so many bad poetry blogs out there (including this one). So today you should go to a good one. Go to Billy Mills’ blog and read these reviews: https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/8590811/posts/2807739652. You’ll find reviewing that is knowledgeable from someone who clearly knows and thinks a lot about poetry. The first review is a great book … More Poetry Review(s)
So, a man called Mark Craig bought an answer phone machine and kept every message on it… and made it into this film: https://archive.org/details/VODO3TalkToMe, And it is oddly affecting.
I came across this, that you may like. It’s John Glenday talking about writing poetry: http://www.stanzapoetry.org/blog/top-tips-top-poets. It’s all good advice. Of course it is. However, what really struck me is that if you were to take many prominent examples of modern poetry that are ‘good’ in the eyes of the arbiters of taste (magazines, presses, … More John Glenday on Poetry
New unreleased material from The Limps, from 1980. Fond memories of playing on a bill with these guys for the 40th anniversary of Matchbox Classics.