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53 Geoffrey Chaucer - the beginnings of attributed English poetry

Having come up to the Romantic Age, with which this series started, in my 52nd essay, I had thought to conclude it, with a year gone by. 1,939 more words


Here's a Bucket List Anyone Can Afford

Is there anybody alive who hasn’t heard of Bucket Lists, as in the bucket that shall be kicked by every one of us? I thought not. 461 more words


Do you think that the old man in the Pardoner's Tale was death?

The third story in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales is written as though it was told by a pardoner.  A pardoner is someone in medieval times who made a living off selling papal indulgences which were believed to spare people from hell and sometimes even from purgatory.  242 more words

RPC - English II

Meter across discipline

At the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI, this past week, I presented on a roundtable entitled “Form across Discipline.” My contribution, “Alliterative Meter across Discipline,” was as follows: 1,305 more words


Wales Book of the Year 2015 Shortlist

On 1 May it was announced that Telling Tales has been shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2015 (Roland Mathias Poetry Award). I’m in the wonderful company of: So Many Moving Parts, Tiffany Atkinson (Bloodaxe Books) and My Family and Other Superheroes, Jonathan Edwards (Seren). 85 more words


Pre-Departure Perception on Departure

There aren’t many moments in life when you’re given an opportunity like this. An opportunity to leave home and live abroad, to travel to anywhere in Europe at the flick of a switch, to push yourself so far outside anything that was once familiar. 479 more words

Canterbury Tales

Canterbury - here we are

Days one and two in the UK, spent at Pete’s tiny house, one of my favourite places.

Woke up early on the first day to a grey rainy kind of day, so different from the blue skies and sunshine we’d arrived in the day before. 692 more words