Hello! I’m Ed Garvey-Long and I write poetry. My debut pamphlet, “The Living Museum” is now out with Selcouth Station Press, you can buy them here or email me directly for signed copies: email@example.com Get in contact if you wish: @eddus firstname.lastname@example.org Continue reading Hello!
Unit 1: ‘ello duckie ‘ello duckie and welcome to Polari for Beginners, a short little bite sized podcast where I teach you how to speak Polari. I’m eddus your host and your local omi palone By the end of this unit you will be able to say hello, goodbye and ask people you meet how they are doing. Before we start a quick … Continue reading Polari for Beginners: Unit 1 ‘ello Duckie
Me and Kenneth Williams We met over suds in the Russell Square laundrette. Afternoons, we lie together on his single bed slacks, socks, shirts and v-neck sweaters on. Watching or not watching each other’s closeness. The national anthem plays on the television. The Beeb keeps us in taxis and sensible shoes. I feel favourite for now, I’ve been given the spare door key but also … Continue reading Poem: Me and Kenneth Williams
No doubt the poets of the future will look back on the era we currently suffer through and wonder how any of us wrote any poems at all, let alone ones about politics. The ongoing and ever-evolving horrors of Brexit have infused themselves into our lives almost completely and I would find it impossible to write about a subject so contentious, difficult, and evolving every … Continue reading REVIEW: The Europeans – David Clarke & Shrines of Upper Austria – Phoebe Power
So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Really interesting. Read this as a way to stay off twitter as much as possible. Ultimately the cases of public shaming Ronson gets into are very interesting and ones I remember from when they occurred. The link between twitter and the idea of a dark ages mob justice is interesting and … Continue reading REVIEW: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed – Jon Ronson
The Taxidermist The squirrel had been in the freezer for weeks, wrapped up tightly in Tesco bags wedged between the frozen fish and quorn. His evening was just beginning, giving me a quick kiss whilst putting on his rubber gloves. The bathroom was soon heavy with blood and borax. He used a scalpel and nail scissors to slip out the organs and to tease muscle … Continue reading Poem: The Taxidermist
The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was my second reading of this book, first reading for was a few years ago. I came back to it because I have been craving more queer voices and I have a great love for the early to mid twentieth century queers whose struggles we all need to remember are close … Continue reading REVIEW: The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp
The Fish Can Sing by Halldór Kiljan Laxness My rating: 5 of 5 stars What a beautiful and complex book. It takes in themes of nationhood, the role of parents and grand parents, heroes and the complexities attached to being a creative person. The book works in a funny, meandering way where we learn a lot about the people of Iceland in the form of … Continue reading REVIEW: The Fish Can Sing – Halldór Laxness