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Here Be Dragons (revisited)

Please excuse me if things seem a bit confused around the site— I’m currently working on it. Over the next few days, you’re likely to see things slide out of place and back again. All part of the process. Hoping…

Elsewhere… April 18, 2014

"There is a secret bond between slowness and memory, between speed and forgetting. Consider this…" “There is a secret bond between slowness and memory, between speed and forgetting. Consider this utterly commonplace situation: a man is walking down the street….

Elsewhere… April 11, 2014

"For language to have meaning there must be intervals of silence somewhere, to divide word from word…" “For language to have meaning there must be intervals of silence somewhere, to divide word from word and utterance from utterance. He who…

Elsewhere… April 4, 2014

"Without discomfort your comfort becomes your main weakness. Change is uncomfortable and discomfort…" “Without discomfort your comfort becomes your main weakness. Change is uncomfortable and discomfort is necessary for change. Change is possible, but it is never easy and it…

Elsewhere… March 28, 2014

Stands to reason. Beyond itooamoxford.tumblr.com, there’s… Stands to reason. Beyond itooamoxford.tumblr.com, there’s also itooamsoas.tumblr.com and wetooarecambridge.tumblr.com, capturing the experiences of “students of colour”. Most of the images give pause. Every now and then, one of them hits particularly hard. "The…

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Picture. Because.

From a recent Burn After Reading event. The poets of Burn After Reading invited me to fill one of the guest feature slots. I’ve known some of these poets since their early teens, and now they’re grown and offering me…

Elsewhere… March 14, 2014

Person of colour? Ever identify with the label of… Person of colour? Ever identify with the label of “other”? You need to see I, Too, Am Oxford. I took a quick trip through the archives today, and it moved me…

Elsewhere… March 7, 2014

"For me, the writing life doesn’t just happen when I sit at the writing desk. It is a life lived with…" “For me, the writing life doesn’t just happen when I sit at the writing desk. It is a life…

Elsewhere… February 28, 2014

"I don’t think it ever feels like you’ve accomplished a lot, you just move from…" “I don’t think it ever feels like you’ve accomplished a lot, you just move from opportunity to opportunity.” – Kyle Galvin – Explore Create Repeat…

Elsewhere… February 21, 2014

"The tablet couldn’t possibly shoulder all the expectations people had for it. Not a replacement for…" “The tablet couldn’t possibly shoulder all the expectations people had for it. Not a replacement for your laptop or phone — but kinda. Something…

Momentum: Barbican Poets meet United Visual Artists

“Momentum is an immersive environment based installation based on the Foucault Pendulum. 12 pendulums are suspended throughout the 90 meter long ‘Curve’ gallery, which housed the insanely popular ‘Rain Room’ last year. The pendulums swing in both natural and programmed…

Elsewhere… February 14, 2014

"I think memory is the most important asset of human beings. It’s a kind of fuel; it burns and it…" “I think memory is the most important asset of human beings. It’s a kind of fuel; it burns and it…

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In Their Own Words: Contemporary Poets On Their Poetry

In Their Own Words is a celebration of the variousness of contemporary poets living and writing in the UK today. 56 poets talk about their own poetic voices and their work. Essential reading for anybody who cares about poetry. A…