Where Bad Dreams Go To Die

I find I’m all burned out,  In a Tesco Express that’s been my daily routine for years, Welling up amongst the fruits and vegetables, Listening to Chocolate by Tindersticks. Gentle yet dramatic, expressing more vitality in ten minutes than my whole day does. It’s a song I repeat again and again obsessively. Where do I… Continue reading Where Bad Dreams Go To Die

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Poetry’s End

I blink myself awake and after a few dazed moments, my mind revolves towards one of Jiro Yoshihara‘s circle paintings. I saw it the day before: a swirl of cobalt blue on a red background.  There’s been a cyclical quality to my morning routine over the autumn. Spells of browsing my phone every morning the… Continue reading Poetry’s End

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QUEER WISDOM

A lot of important people have departed recently, lost to age and illness, the advice and perspective they could offer gone with them. I’m left thinking about family: not just the one I’ve inherited, also the one I’ve chosen for myself, and about what kinds of community I could seek and build in the future. … Continue reading QUEER WISDOM

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DIY10: GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN; Dickie Beau and Neil Bartlett

We’re over the halfway mark for the year and while the end of the 2013 is in sight (yes, I am looking quite far ahead) there are also fresh beginnings afoot. This weekend I’ll be heading for a weekend in Cambridge to join GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN for ‘The Deadwood Stage’, the first in a series of DIY10… Continue reading DIY10: GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN; Dickie Beau and Neil Bartlett