Tag Archives: Linda France

Robo-Burns: The Orfeon Translates

(By way of xenochronicitous – AKA late – celebration of the birth o the Bard, here’s an machine-generated curio.  The Bulgarian poet Kristin Dimitrova completed a translation of one of my Burns poems – there’s mair – back in 2009 … Continue reading

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The Third Shore (in three parts): 1

(To celebrate the publication of The Third Shore – and indeed to publicise this celebration of the act of translation – I’ll post my intro here in three parts over the next few days. This is an anthology of mutual … Continue reading

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‘Ghost’ in Novi Sad (& Unique Mother Tongue)

Here’s a recording some kind person made of me reading the pome ‘Ghost’ in the Novi Sad Festival back in 2008. It was very well received, but I’ve forgotten who sent me this, so thanks and apologies! Listen to beyond … Continue reading

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xenochronicity

As Mark Smith, the original Post-Nearly Man, asks, ‘Moderninity, what is it?’ Xenochronicity is a term derived from two sources – Zappa’s xenochrony and Jung’s synchronicity. Definitions, gentlemen, please: ‘In this technique, various tracks from unrelated sources are randomly synchronized with each … Continue reading

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Holocaust Memorial Day Reading

(This piece was written in February 2005 for the Blinking Eye website. I was judging their competition, and they asked me for something for the site. Every year for the last three years the writers associated with Newcastle University — … Continue reading

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Root and Graft

(This piece was written in November 2004 in response to a request from Beeb2’s Culture Show for a take on the NE’s literary scene. It didn’t take. But it roughs out the idea that there is in the UK a cultural … Continue reading

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