Creative Folk: Lori Smith

  “I like the way my brain works when I’m creating something. I get lost in the process of idea construction and realisation…”     Over the summer I interviewed a few friends about their creative processes, as a poet, I wanted to hear from people who were creative in other ways as a way of seeing what we all share as creative folk and … Continue reading Creative Folk: Lori Smith

Polari for Beginners: Unit 1 ‘ello Duckie

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

REVIEW: The Europeans – David Clarke & Shrines of Upper Austria – Phoebe Power

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

REVIEW: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed – Jon Ronson

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

REVIEW: The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp

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

REVIEW: The Fish Can Sing – Halldór Laxness

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

REVIEW: Call Me By Your Name – Andre Aciman

Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman My rating: 5 of 5 stars A universal and beautifully real novel which runs along so easily and wonderfully. Narrated by Elio, the younger of the two, you feel his fears, the thrill of his growing obsession with Oliver and, at moments, his fantasies made real. The novel has a few differences to the film (which is … Continue reading REVIEW: Call Me By Your Name – Andre Aciman