Tag Archives: James Joyce

The Great Slowing Down versus Poet MacDiarmid (1)

I find in recent years two phenomena have influenced my diminished ability to write reflectively on ‘what’s happening’ (ie to maintain this blog). One is distracting phrases form in my mind with big, mock-serious, near-Germanic capitals at their heads: the … Continue reading

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Psychogeoferric Footnotes

(This is the last of the plunder from Tumblr: displacement activity for not finishing off the Mexico City post, which I have now no excuse not to return to apart from the full time job. And my accounts. I’m adding … Continue reading

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The Third Shore (in three parts): 2

(Here’s the second section of my intro to The Third Shore – this part almost stands alone, I think, as an introduction to the ‘poet to poet’ translation itself. It’s certainly informed by my work in collaborative teams on Farsi, … Continue reading

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Origami Posada

On Saturday I was in one of my favourite weekend haunts, the Crown Posada: a narrow, high-ceilinged, magnificent preservation of the Victorian pub as secular place of gathering if not worship – all stained glass, globe lights, long banquettes, dark … Continue reading

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