Another Day Another Corridor

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Another Of Those Afternoons

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Thirteen Years Ago Today

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Rachel Corrie

More The Way It Was

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Claudio Tettamanti (TAP) has released more moments from his video archives. Loosely connected around the posthumous publication of Franco Beltrametti’s Regina di… in Switzerland in 2002 the clips include earlier moments from the 1990s in both Ticino and Italy. Glimpses of Jim Koller, Jean Monod, Kagumi. Julien Blaine performing at Silvia Spinelli’s Avida Dollars gallery in Milan. A fragment of/Franco and me reading The Thoughts of Captain Alexis at Tina Stolz’ Agli Orti in Locarno in May 1994. Dario Villa walks behind us…. and then is seen again, with Marta Pellis in their Milan appartment, where he shows almost the complete collection of Arte Nanetta (the travelling art show that fitted in a suitcase). Gianni Castagnoli, Steve Lacy (with a glimpse of Irene Aebi) and Baruchello talk. I looked again at the faces of dead friends and thanked the rolls of the dice. Grazie, TAP.

Some of TAP’s videos might be screened in large format at an event in San Francisco on April 29th. this year.


That Trumpleing Town

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No Prizes Issue 4 Winter 2015/16, Edited by Ian Heames. Information
The Object Stares Back, by James Elkins.   A Harvest Book, Harcourt Brace, 1997
Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies, by Seth M.Holmes. University of California Press
Sonnets, by Ian Heames.   Face Press, Oxford, February 2016 Information

ADDENDUM March 13th.
Freedom Through Football, by Will Simpson and Malcolm McMahon.  Published by Tangent Books, Bristol, o.o.p.


On The Pledge

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Tomorrow Belongs To Me Soundtrack Cabaret
La Tete a l’Ombre Yves Montand Chanson Poetiques Anciennes et Modernes
If You Could See Me Now Chet Baker The Best Thing For You
Pixelated (Version for Percussion Quartet & Electronics) Daniel Wohl
Daniel Wohl: Holographic
The Sound of Two Black Holes Colliding
God Bless The Child Webster Young For Lady
A Brown Bird Singing Webster Booth A Time To Remember – 1930
Rise Public Image Limited Compact Disc

Direct download: On The Pledge.mp3

The Ties That Bind

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Our daughter-in-law Hannah ran her own book-bindery for many years…. first in London, later in Lewes. She has recently taken a partner and they now trade as Highdown Bindery.


More Al Ma’arri

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Here and here.

And a ten-minute BBC broadcast:

Al Ma’arri The Poet (BBC)

Keep Canada Safe…

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…..from those escaping from the south.

That’ll Teach Him

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Looking Around

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…. this morning.


Sentiment Analysis

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Selected Writings, by Blaise Cendrars. New Directions
The Marrying of Hérodiade, by Stéphane Mallarmé (translated by Peter Manson). Information from here. Free Poetry Vol.10 No.1 February 2016.
Chats On Japanese Prints, by A. Davison Ficke. Long o.o.p.


Time Keeps On Slipping

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slipping, slipping, into the future

Twenty years ago today. Lisa Nichole Raworth.


Back & Up

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My old friend John Higgins in Cape Town sent me a few photographs from some days we spent in the Swiss mountains more than thirty years ago.

Rebuilt Jerusalem

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   The fields from Islington to Marybone,
To Primrose Hill and Saint John’s Wood,
   Were builded over with pillars of gold,
And there Jerusalem’s pillars stood.

Bits of information: Bunhill Fields, Bunyan, Defoe and Blake, Blake’s grave 1, Blake’s grave 2.


On The Mat

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Sound Science: Selections, by Lorenzo Thomas Slow Poetry in America
Du Monde Entier Au Coeur Du Monde: Complete Poems. by Blaise Cendrars NRF/Gallimard
Black Box: Volume One Edited by the Black Box Collective PM Press
SONNETS (January 2016),by Ian Heames. Information perhaps from
K.O.S.H.K.O.N.O.N.G. Number 9, Winter 2015. Edited by Éric Pesty.
MS, by Jonty Tiplady ( Published by TITLE )
unbeknownst and hidden lake, by Jonty Tiplady ( Published by TITLE )
Information about TITLE books, probably from


Harry Tumbles

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As If It Were

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Sometimes my soul needs the company of the absent. So a note from Claudio Tettamanti (TAP) in Ticino, with a link to a video of his interview with Franco Beltrametti just before his death 20 years ago, let me spend some time this miserable afternoon with a dear friend in a room and garden I knew so well. TEP’s email was triggered by the news of an exhibition of Franco material in Bellinzona later this month.


Good Reads

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Prolegomena to a Study of the Universe & Other Prose Tales, by Philip Whalen Poltroon Press
Terrain Vague, poems by Alastair M.Johnston. Mine is a single copy, but you might inquire at Poltroon Press.
Prince Charming – a Memoir, by Christopher Logue Faber & Faber


Brushing Up On Moldova

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Here, here, here and here.


Break A Leg

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Were I allowed up and out I would be here this evening:


More Illegal Immigrants

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After You, Cecil

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Death of a turd.


Enter Title Here

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Reacher Said Nothing, by Andy Martin (easily found)
The Cartel, by Don Winslow (easily found)
Sweetness and Power, by Sidney W. Mintz (easily found)
Zone: Selected Poems by Guillaume Apollinaire, translated by Ron Padgett New York Review Books
Poems for the Young at Heart, by Martin Stannard Leafe Press

Two Nah

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Take the a Train Matana Roberts Lines for Lacy
Bored in the USA Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear
Suggestion Diabolique, op. 4/4 Sergeï Prokofiev Prokofiev Plays Prokofiev
I’d Rather Go Blind Koko Taylor Deluxe Edition
Exchange Matana Roberts Live in London
Love Jihad Skip & Die Riots in the Jungle
The Blue Hour Federico Albanese The Blue Hour

Direct download: twonah.mp3


Way Back

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And thanks to Claude Royet-Journoud for giving me a couple more glances this morning.


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Thanks to David Southern for directing me here and here

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