Time

This is just the beginning. A taster, a teaser, a tantaliser, if you like. I can say little more, except that the thing is multifarious and huge, featuring the interwoven work of 56 creative contributors. My part in it is titled THE SCRIMSTONE CIRCUS GOSPEL. More information here, including a fine clock counting down to… Continue reading Time

Jay Griffiths – Forests of the mind

This, from Aeon online magazine, on the 12th of October, is absolutely brilliant. Great writing. Burning truths, unflinchingly told. Jay Griffiths writes here about shamanism, metaphor, artists, fools and the imbalance in our allegiance to the hemispheres of our brains. There is a clarion call in this writing to remember that realm of our own… Continue reading Jay Griffiths – Forests of the mind

A poem: The Simple Man Arriving Through the Fields by David Troupes

This is a very fine poem! It’s poetry like this that makes me want to learn more about how to write my words well. If life is the dance of form and emptiness (to mix mythologies in a probably unforgivable way) then writing is something of the same. My relationship with the emptiness is good;… Continue reading A poem: The Simple Man Arriving Through the Fields by David Troupes