Monday 31 December 2012

A Moving Target - Encounters with William Burroughs


Published by Beat Scene Press, Coventry, UK.

Friday 14 December 2012

The Strangers in the House by Georges Simenon


First published in French in 1940, this translation was published by Digit Books, London, 1962.

Gail Dendy’s vivid and exhaustive sketch of life: a review of Closer Than That, by John Eppel

When I first read Gail Dendy’s poems I discerned something dance-like in their cadences, seldom continuous like the above examples, but sporadic, light-footed. After a few more readings, I discerned her technique: the strategic placement within prosaic, barely scannable phrases, of three-syllable feet. In “The Apprentice”, a re-telling of the creation story, she employs dactyls: “moistened the”; “felt how it”; “fashioned a”; “breath from my”; “this was the”; “called it a”; “sooner had”, and so on...Read more here

Saturday 08 December 2012