Tag Archives: Virgil

Heroes and Homilies (1)

(This talk was delivered in the summer of 2014 at Bede’s World as part of their lecture series, and to accompany an exhibition curated by Roger Wollen, ‘Myths, Memories and Mysteries,’ which focussed on a number of contemporary artists influenced … Continue reading

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On (and over) The Wall

(An edited version of this talk was broadcast on Radio 3’s ‘The Essay’ as part of their Free-Thinking Festival, 2010. It was recorded at the Sage on November 7th, and, at the moment, is not available on their site, but … Continue reading

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A Turbulent Makar

(This piece on Edwin Morgan’s Scottish Laureateship was written in November 2005 for a small magazine the name and a copy of which continues to evade me.) The idea of a poet laureate carries with it some interesting preconceptions. Although … Continue reading

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