Fkn Dead Flying Lotus You’re Dead
South Carolina Rag (Take 1) Willie Walker Rough Guide to East Coast Blues
Wesley’s Theory Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly
The Next Step Kamasi Washington The Epic
Blues for Aida Cristian Calcagnile Giancarlo Locatelli private recording
Intuition Lennie Tristano & Buddy DeFranco Cool & Quiet
After Words Willie Rodriguez Flatjacks
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Up In The Old Hotel, by Joseph Mitchell. Vintage Classics
For British Workers: Versions of Vladimir Mayakovsky (and others), by Harry Gilonis. Barque Press 2015
(though not yet listed on the Barque Press site, the book seems to be available here.)
The Penguin Book of Latin American Verse, edited by E. Caracciolo-Trejo. Penguin Books 1971 (long OOP)
Sonnets no author listed
My Ears Are Bent, by Joseph Mitchell. Penguin / Random House.
Arrays, by Ian Heames. Face Press, Cambridge 2015.
for Arrays, and for Sonnets (above), see my note here.
A week ago I should have been in Lana (Südtirol) to receive the N.C. Kaser-Lyrikpreis. My life is so changed within the past year that any travel more than the immediately local on foot with stick or by bus or car is impossible. Kindly, Tom Leonard spoke and read for me; and Ulf Stolterfoht read some of his German translations. Sadly I cannot yet put names to the faces of the local poets, musicians, artists (including Maria C. Hilber, Louis Schropp, Gerd Sulzenbacher, Matthias Vieider und Jörg Zemmler) who took part; but I thank them and Tom and Ulf for their generosity, and apologise for being unable to be with them.
Tom Leonard and Ulf Stolterfoht.
The Major Works, by Sir Thomas Browne. Penguin Classics
This Fatal Looking Glass, by Martin Corless-Smith. SplitLevel Textx
Zibaldone: The Notebooks of Leopardi, by Giacomo Leopardi. Penguin Books
Later Lately, by Ted Greenwald. Cuneiform Press (hors commerce)
Courses Matter-Woven, by John Wilkinson. Equipage, Cambridge
The Utopia of Rules, by David Graeber. Melville House
El Ombú, by W.H.Hudson. Rescript Books
A Tablet Poem, by Franck André Jamme
4 Sandwiches for Ben, by Luke Allen
eight lines, by Thomas A. Clark
(all from Sine Wave Peak)
The Poems of Sulpicia, translated by John Heath-Stubbs. Hearing Eye (long OOP.)
A too-short but welcome visit by Miles, Rachel and Vivian included a very pleasant evening and dinner with Sam, Sara and Ace yesterday; and a quick light lunch here today, before the bus to Heathrow.
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…to David Ball who last night in New York was awarded the 28th.Annual Translation Prize by the French-American Foundation and the Florence Gould Foundation
I got home from today’s hospital stint to find a mail from Ken Edwards with a link to a piece on his website. Twenty years have passed quicker than flipping a coin. I was touched to see the work again. Thanks to the donor for his generous thought and action.
Not having been able to get outside for several days, and having a medical week ahead from tomorrow, I took advantage of rare early morning sunshine, first to notice my single iris had bloomed, and then to have a very short walk. The tide was going out and a stiff onshore wind cleared my head. I’ll be offline for some days.
Britain’s Underground Army BBC
Direct download: BUA.mp3
I’m weary, finding most music boring, and the English-speaking poetry/academic world is wallowing in such a slough of pretentious self-absorbed bullshit that who cares? Harry Parkes, Peter French and Geoff Rose, all in their 90s, interested me for half-an-hour with their memories of life as Bevin Boys during WW2. I’d forgotten that the mines weren’t nationalised until 1947, so these young conscripts sent to work underground for the “War Effort” were also enriching the private mineowners.
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Courses Matter-Woven, by John Wilkinson Equipage, Cambridge
There Were Our Own / There Were The Others, by Alec Finlay (and others) some information, and a special offer; also contains the moving Desertion, compiled by Edmund Hardy
Selected Poems, by John Heath-Stubbs Carcanet, Manchester
For more than forty years all our contacts with Mexico and its people have left only affection and good memories. I’ve been following the ‘drug wars” as much as is possible here though only “big news” is visible (here , here , or here for example. So this film documentary seems worth supporting.
There’s an interview with some of the people involved.
Born: September 16, 1925, Berclair, Mississippi, United States
Died: May 14, 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States