Did you hear that a grieving husband has been prevented from putting a line from Byron on the tombstone of his wife? The line comes from the poem ‘So We’ll Go No More a Roving’. Perhaps it is to be expected that when I googled this to find out more, the two sites that came … More We’ll Go No More A-Quoting
There’s a nice comment from Pamela Robertson-Pearce on the post about the Bloodaxe Archive, which you may have seen. She makes the point that there are ‘many more videos of Bloodaxe poets on the Bloodaxe Books website http://www.bloodaxebooks.com. Many of whom are now dead, but worth enjoying like Roy Fisher, Phil Levine, etc. ‘ I … More Feedback (!) / Workshops / Vinyl News
A reading by Paul Batchelor (see the post on the recent Bloodaxe archive!). ‘The Sinking Road’ is a brilliant collection. Many of the poems that he reads here are from that book.
I ordered quite a lot of poetry books over Christmas. One of the thrills of having a modern phone is that as soon as you find an interesting poet online, you can keep that page stored on your phone until you have the wherewithal to comb back and follow up on purchases. So, I had … More US/UK
“Sometimes it can be difficult to see the purpose, place or reason for poetry when poets (and writers more generally) are increasingly so embedded in perpetuating the agitated circuits of online promotion,” Quite! Read the whole of this interesting article here:https://shuddhashar.com/to-be-living-like-matchsticks-david-spittle/.
I love these interviews:http://bloodaxe.ncl.ac.uk/explore/#/research. That’s not to say that I love all these poets, but they all say interesting things in these interviews. There are some questions asked that seem to me better than others, and some of the interviewers appear better to me than others. I haven’t watched them all yet, but the ones … More Bloodaxe Archive
Both ‘Dabbin Houses’ and ‘Goose Barnacle Goose’ are up on the Bandcamp site. You can own them as digital downloads. The vinyl is being made as I type and will hit the shelves in January, I am really proud of this record. And I hope it finds an audience.
I know it might sound like a dubious name for something the youth might do, but this kind of terminology has been the kind banded about nightjrrs HQ for months now. It’s the packaging. Anyway, the disco bags have arrived. See below. These will hit the shelves in January. Forgive the headless bird stamp (it … More Disco Bags
This is one of the songs we recorded in the studio two weeks ago. It was our second session so far. The first one captured the two pieces that make up the record. John has worked on this video, which I think works well and adds some layers of meaning to the song.
Do you remember when all pages of the internet looked like this: http://www.heelstone.com/meridian/uptontheory/restless.htm – and that’s a snazzy example of what it used to look like. In a short time the moneymoney has turned the internet into a slicker marketing beast. Yesterday I saw an old photograph of an Argentinian street from the early Twentieth … More Oh Lord, Please Don’t Let Me Be Understood