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"The Weight Of History": A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Robert Lowell Directed By Ben Jacks (2015)

“The Weight Of History” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring “History” by Poet Robert Lowell Directed by Ben Jacks.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Ben Jacks… 218 more words

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Pumpkins and poppies

On Saturday morning I was sitting in a coffee shop with the music from John Carpenter’s Hallowe’en playing on the sound system. Here in Folkestone we have an annual Zombie Walk, where people dress as zombies and parade through town (raising money for charity) and so there were a few around in preliminary versions of their fancy dress while the café staff too had been decked out in bloodstained shirts and some basic makeup (nothing that was going to scare the children of of course). 1,128 more words


Review: Tamar Yoseloff's New and Selected Poems (2015)

Last week, I went to the London launch of Tamar Yoseloff’s new and selected poems, A Formula for Night, published by Seren. I have reviewed a couple of her earlier collections and she asked me to contribute a blurb to… 1,670 more words


There's NO Art in Small Talk.

I hate small talk and how
it always leaves me
syllabically longing.
It’s tedious and exhausting.
It’s hard to get excited
about another conversation
attached to nothing. 165 more words


93. (Elizabeth Bishop)

She shares with Eugenio Montale a novel sense of what epiphany a poem can or should seek or record. She only knew the Italian’s work once her career was underway, but she remarks in two letters to Lowell, on his publication of… 1,415 more words


Searching for lost confessions

There is so much to confess. A thousand things must be confessed.

Thirteen moons since last I confessed (see previous confessions below).

What is confession? The admission of guilt? 116 more words