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As I’ve been ill with pleurisy for a while I took the opportunity to catch up on photographs.

USA trip October/November

Venice, Milan, Melzo, November

Readings at Kings College London and University of Essex



A Terrific Book

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The words of a painter who’s saved me from gallery boredom more times than I can recall: edited by a poet whose work is indispensable.

A Faustian Bargain

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This is probably common knowledge by now, but in case those few of you interested in education, the Humanities and the Universities missed it, here is the text of Gregory Petsko’s letter to the President of SUNY Albany. Thanks to Jean Baird for bringing it to my attention.

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Christmas Card


Senator Sanders

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The full text of Senator Sanders’ filibuster on the US economy.


Salt Licks

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Peanut Vendor Tommy McCook Dawning Of A New Era, The Roots Of Skinhead Reggae – CD 2
No Name Blues [Album Version] Bud Powell A Portrait of Thelonious
Something Wild in the City: Mary Ann’s theme Morton Feldman Something Wild: Music for Film
(I’d Be) A Legend In My Time Roy Orbison Sings Lonely And Blue
Noon Mooning The Duke Ellington Small Bands The Intimacy Of The Blues
Chanson D’Automne Ghédalia Tazartès Voyage À L’Ombre
Fade Away Junior Byles Rockers [Original Soundtrack]
Onyebu Chi Commander In Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe & His Nigerian Sound Makers Nigeria Special Volume 2

Direct Download: saltlick.mp3

Look Right In

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Happy Birthday, Flo!

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Florence Wylde Raworth, December 10th. 2004

Anyone Who Has A Heart

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I was asked to link this, and though I know no more about the matter than is mentioned at the URL, I have empathy for anyone with heart problems. It interests me that half a century ago, in tattered post-war Britain, my own cardiac surgery was free, as have been all medical treatments since. And here we are, half a century later, in a rich University in a rich city in a rich State in the most powerful country, etc. etc…… Well, spread that benign system through the world. Dean Young, safe from socialism.


This Morning

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I recommend Pressed Wafer‘s collection of Tom Pickard’s memoir pieces from a time before self-styled poets fought to be institutionalised. Excellent writing: glimpses of Wing-Commander Bunting: life as it was. Get it from the source:Tom’s book from Pressed Wafer


December Morning

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