Monthly Archives: December 2009

My last post of 2009

I am off in a second to have dinner, and then go for a sound check, and then read my new poem at Bird Club. For the sake of the few people who may read this before going, I am … Continue reading

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Quite randomly, I was talking to a friend about movies her car-mad three-year-old might like, and I remembered my childhood and making airfix model cars just before knights and dinosaurs kicked in at around six or seven. I and my … Continue reading

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The year, the decade

Crucially, this was the decade towards the end of which I turned 60 and became officially an older person.

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Requiem

This is a clip, filmed by Mx Squiggle, of me performing my poem ‘Requiem’ at the London Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony last month.

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Roz and Her Beloved’s Christmas so far

Smoked Salmon on sunflower seed rye toast. Black coffee. Cheese straws, stuffed olives, parma ham, gorgonzola, ubriaca, salami. Mineral water. Roast beef with celeriac, juniper, thyme, bay, shallots and wine. Lightly steamed sprouts swilled on walnut oil. Christmas pudding and … Continue reading

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My friend handful_ofdust has a terrific poem about the aftermath of Puccini’s Turandot here.

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Personally, I hate it, but that was proper snow like snow is supposed to be, moving from repellent slush with crunchy slipperiness under foot to vast quantities of white stuff that was settling on significantly travelled roads in the time … Continue reading

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