Monthly Archives: June 2010

UK launch

I’ll be reading from Any Human Face on Saturday, 3 July, at The Travel Bookshop in Notting Hill, London. Even better, I’ll be accompanied by Forward shortlisted poet Simon Barraclough, for an Italian-themed evening. This is the cover of Simon’s … Continue reading

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Readings of Genet (mine)

Forgive my absence. If this blog were a different kind of open book from the one it is, I’d have a lot to tell, but, post-Diana, and unfashionably, I’ve opted for discretion. Which means that all I’m using it for … Continue reading

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I’ve just discovered that Amazon knows – and registers – whenever Kindle users highlight a passage on their Kindles, and it reminded me of something I saw many years when John Wilkinson and I were on a walking (actually, hitch-hiking) … Continue reading

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Orlovsky RIP

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Bourgeois RIP

I can’t be the only person who remembers that wonderful, exhilarating, fuck-you-all moment from a documentary on Louise Bourgeois when the interviewer, appalled, watches the artist smash a sculpture he’d, inappropriately in her opinion, praised. I’ve just found out about … Continue reading

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