Monthly Archives: April 2010

A small point of vanity

If I put poems up on public posts, as I pretty much always do, it’s because I’d like them to be read as widely as possible. So, always assuming you like my stuff, recommend me, tweet about me, dance up … Continue reading

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It has been a year…

since Abi died. And I know how much she would have mocked me for writing a poem about her, to which my reply is tough, I shall write as many damn poems about her as I choose. Here’s the first … Continue reading

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One of the reasons…

why I got so upset during the rows about That Film (with Knives) is that a lot of people dissed Drag Queens – I had Drag Queens in my life apart from the ones who were DQ and then changed … Continue reading

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Tom Hunter has restricted attendance at the Arthur C. Clarke Awards to those who have already RSVPed. I forgot and have been relegated to a waiting list; as a former judge who only found this out because I had the … Continue reading

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Two bitter sonnets

Nothing to do with the amazing Amanda Palmer gig earlier – I came home and started thinking about how we relate to art and artists…There’s at least one more of these but it isn’t working yet and I am tired. … Continue reading

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Third and last of sonnet sequence

I think this completes the set: When leaves fall, trees are stripped, branches are bare. All left between the fractal twigs is air Air that the trees, twigs, branches, shape and carve, the finest knives and scalpels could not halve … Continue reading

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Ashes to Ashes

It was always s clearly a show about death and last things and deconstructing the notion of heroes – remember thou are dust and unto dust thou shalt return/ashes to ashes,dust to dust, if god won’t have you the devil … Continue reading

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