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Gawain at Penfold

Centre: Dan Bugg of Penfold Press at the opening of Dark Movements on June 10th.

I’m pleased to announce that I’m about to embark on a long-term project to produce a series of twelve, editioned prints on the theme of… 199 more words

Prints

Dark Night of the Stone

Dark Night of the Stone

Freezing fingers clutch the silver cup

The thin but faithful horse stands grace

Equine feelings urge Gawain, “Go on”

The mountain stream adds ice; its own… 159 more words

Silent Eye School

Heroes and Homilies (3)

(This third section is an attempt to bring the argument a little more up to date by using three contemporary writers as a means of categorising certain ways of working with old texts, what I call ‘diachronic translation’, i.e. 1,089 more words

Xenochronicity

Dear Wen XXXI

Dear Wen…

Quite possibly but that wouldn’t be the first church I have been in without really seeing anything. It is odd how these places appear to make a concerted effort to re-present themselves to our consciousness at opportune times… Chalfont, of course is one of those churches which is either locked or if it is open has perpetual attendants…never the easiest of visits at the best of times… what are they afraid we will find I wonder? 242 more words

Books

Gawain and the Green Knight

Last Wednesday we went to Treadwell’s to hear a different story with a different storyteller.

The story was “Gawain and the Green Knight” which was being retold from old sources as the teller had been academically trained. 86 more words

Quercus Robur

Simon Armitage - Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

I first came across Simon Armitage on Radio 4 discussing his translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a medieval epic poem written by an unknown poet possibly from Derbyshire. 462 more words

Reviews

On the Periphery: Marshlands and Moors

Marshes in the literary tradition have long been regarded as liminal places located on the periphery of human civilisation and looked upon as realms of malevolence, darkness and the Gothic. 822 more words

Essay