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From left to right: Arnold Koning, Émile Bernard, Vincent Van Gogh, André Antoine, Félix Armand Jobbé-Duval, Paul Gauguin.

Paris, in the courtyard of the Auberge Blanche, December 1887. Melanotype attributed to Jules Antoine. More details,(in French)

Story of The Hurricane

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Mitchell & Webb, Armstrong & Miller, 2009
Women assembling Hawker Hurricanes, 1942


Day of Sargasso

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An email just now from René van der Voort in The Netherlands, reminded me of his old and still excellent piece on Angus MacLise: which reminded me to see what today is (see title), and then to think of putting Angus’ reading of his Universal Solar Calendar a.k.a Year here.

It lasts about 20 minutes, but I find it soothing.

Way Back

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My old friend Malcolm Hart, whose Memoirs of an Underground Filmmaker was published recently, has had the generosity to put digitised versions of some of his films/documentaries online. Among them is a cut of NO TIME: a Navajo Rodeo, a film he made with our mutual friend and my ex-partner in Goliard Press, Barry Hall, at Window Rock, Arizona, back in 1973.


Primer Soneto

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A piece by the Chilean poet Martín Gubbins.


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Some bright Spring days bring a few chili pepper sprouts this morning, and enough energy to do a little here. Thanks to those who occasionally still click by despite the long gaps between posts. I’ve been bouncing among the ologies (onc, ur, neur and dermat) but now there’s a short break before the next scans and bloodtests. The cancer has not metastasised to any major organs (hence the regular checks), I am able to eat and drink and have regained about a quarter of the 56 lbs I lost. Movement is still difficult and painful, but I can walk a little with my stick. Neurology showed nerves on my left side were irreparably damaged during the surgeries. The furthest I’ve travelled for nine months is a bus or cab ride to the various (luckily local) hospitals. Family and friends have been ace. Slowly I hope to work through the build-up of emails since last September: I’m grateful to all who wrote.


Past Reading

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For a long time after I got home from hospital and rehab I had energy for almost nothing; including reading. A few things eventually began to hold my attention. Pulling them from the shelves, these are the books, that did the job over those months. If you would like information about Face Press publications (I recommend them for content and form) I suggest you write to Ian Heames:

Rome’s Wreck, by Trevor Joyce. Cusp Books, 3020 Effie Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Selected Poems, by Trevor Joyce. Shearsman Books.
Early Bird, by Jean Day. O’Clock Press.
Poems Of Frank Rupture, by Peter Manson. Sancho Panza Press.
How To Laugh, by Miles Champion. Adventures in Poetry.
Je Vous Dis En Echo, by Rémi Bouthonnier. Eric Pesty Editeur (an essay on Anne-Marie Albiach)
Placeholder, by Rod Halpern. Enitharmon Press.
Inn Signs, by Jeremy Noel-Tod. Oyster Catcher Press
Empty Pockets, by Dale Herd. Coffee House Press
Memoirs Of An Underground Filmmaker, by Malcolm Hart. Barncott Press
Kew, Rhone, by Peter Blegvad. Uniformbooks.
Christian Name, by Lawrence Giffin. Ugly Duckling Presse.
Complete Catalogue Of Comedic Novelties, by Lev Rubinstein. Ugly Duckling Presse.
It Looks Like An Island But Sails Away, by Ralph Hawkins. Shearsman Books.
Evening Train, by Tom Clark. Blazevox Books.

Sotto Traccia no.1 Edizioni DoppioFondo, Milan (fugitive magazine….. 120 copies)
Seven Poems, by Ian Heames. Face Press, Oxford UK
TO, by Ian Heames. Iodine, Brighton UK
Sonnets, by Ian Heames. Face Press, Oxford UK
Ataturk. The Rebirth Of A Nation, by Patrick Kinross. Here
The Flash Effect, by Sam Koperwas. William Morrow: long out of print.
Westminster Blues, by Julian Critchley. Long out of print.
Hadji Murat, by Leo Tolstoy. Vintage Classics
Buda’s Wagon: a brief history of the car bomb, by Mike Davis. Verso Books
The Return Of Comrade Ricardo Flores Magón, by Claudio Lomnitz. MIT press.
Phantasmagoria, by Marina Warner. Oxford University Press.
We All Fall Down, by Michael Harvey. Vintage Crime.
Derelict Air: From Collected Out, by Edward Dorn. Enitharmon Press.
We Thought We Could Change The World, by Peter Brötzmann/Gérard Rouy. Wolke Verlag.
Poems, by J.H.Prynne. Bloodaxe Books.
Epigramititis, by Kent Johnson. BlazeVox.
The Undersong, by Jonty Tiplady. Face Press, Cambridge, UK
Tiny Windows, by Duncan McNaughton. Auguste Press, San Francisco.
Heraldo de Madrid (Vallejo). Ugly Duckling Presse.
Al-Dente, by J.H.Prynne. Face Press, Cambridge.
Sonnets, by ian Heames Face Press, Oxford.
Sonnets, by Ian Heames.
Sonnets, by Ian Heames.
A Little Lumpen Novelita, by Roberto Bolano. New Directions.
XIVLINERS, by Tom Raworth. Sancho Panza.
Structure from Motion, by Tom Raworth. Edge Books.
As When, by Tom Raworth. Carcanet Press.

Lo Sing

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There Will Be Spring Bonnie Prince Billy Wolfroy Goes To Town
Sweet Inspiration The Sweet Inspirations Sweet Inspirations: The Songs Of Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham
Fragilite, Op.51 No.1 Vladimir Sofronitsky Scriabin Recital
Una Furtiva Lagrima Enrico Caruso 1904
Walk Away Renee The Left Banke
Lost Mind Mose Allison Allison Wonderland Volume 1
Who Stole the Hot Sauce? Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band Who Stole the Hot Sauce?
Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo) The Andrews Sisters/Danny Kaye Greatest Hits–The 60th Anniversary Collection
The Nearness of You Joe Albany Right Combination

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