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Osteochondritis Dissecans

Last Wednesday, I ran the last workshop (of four) at M Shed museum, around their excellent Skeletons exhibition.

As well as spending time with loads of brilliant young writers, from three schools and those who’d come to the summer holiday workshop – I felt like I’d gotten to know those bones rather well. 215 more words

Poetry

#20 Books of Summer - An Update

It is safe to say that my 20 Books of Summer Challenge is not going to plan at all.

With just under 4 weeks to go, I have read 10, reviewed a pitiful 5 and am half way through 2 more. 1,335 more words

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A comment about modern poetry

It’s never a good idea to restrict yourself to a single time period in any field of art, and nowhere does this apply more than poetry. 970 more words

The Culture

The Pearl

Simon Armitage’s award-winning translation is set side-by-side with the original, which creates plenty of opportunities for deciphering and comparing the older and younger versions of English. 155 more words

Translation

'The Temptations' stencils, from start to finish

When I began this project to make fourteen prints with Daniel Bugg of the Penfold Press on the theme of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (translated by Simon Armitage, Faber and Faber, 2017), I first made a painting of each image that I could then use as a guide when making the stencils. 350 more words

Looking At Art

A walk on the Simonside hills

It’s a very damp overcast day as I write this,  so it’s hard to remember what glorious weather it was when we were out on the Simonside Hills last week. 1,097 more words

Walks And Expeditions

Thank You for Waiting by Simon Armitage

Back home in one of the bars in my local, there was no women’s toilet (this was the mid-80s). The few women who did frequent… 941 more words

Poem