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The prose of the poets

The prose of the poets is what permits those who fail to read poems to nevertheless hear a poet’s voice. This one certainty arrives in the midst of many possibilities: it can be a sacrifice, a paradox and a stratagem. Above all, however, it can be a delight. The prose of the poets can be… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Musings

Homo Faber: Margin notes

The main library of the University of Birmingham is a place where you can still get lost among the shelves of books. You can take a silent walk among them and hear nothing but this slight, distinct buzz of halogen lamps. Lamps that produce only a dim light if you pull a string attached. Or… Keep Reading

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Pure Pleasure: My Cohen Crush

I want to share my first time with you. A wooden bench in St. James Park, London. June 14th 2013. A sunny day, ducks in the pond and that sweet smell of summer, and then ahh. Pure pleasure. Because this happened: Let me repeat that for you: You came to me this morning And you handled… Keep Reading

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Warming Up: Street haunting is the greatest of pleasures

Like Virginia Woolf’s needed excuse ‘for walking half across London between tea and dinner,’ I want an excuse to roam Nørrebro, the part of Copenhagen I feel I know the best, this fine Wednesday forenoon. But I lack a purpose. That is true: to escape is the greatest of pleasures; street haunting in winter the… Keep Reading

Essays/Musings

The Great British Brexit Novel

A speculation on the future of cultural production in the post-Brexit age. The Great British Brexit Novel is a phrase that is likely to adorn the blurbs of numerous books published in the decade to begin five years hence. Many will be written by figures of the UK literary establishment—the beginning of Martin Amis’ late-late… Keep Reading

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