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There has to be an Afterlife

Heathcote Williams: A Tribute

  Along with Tom Stoppard, Heathcote Williams is for me the great English writer of my generation. He is first and last a poet. His first book, The Speakers, about the soapbox orators in Hyde Park, was indeed in prose. But prose so musical, so cadence-aware that there had been nothing like it since Murphy [...]

The Snug

T.S. Eliot, 1922 and transatlantic culture

The Ideal Husband Exhibition

  The thing is, we’ve been friends since our first day at primary and you sat down at my elbow at the sticking table and said, What shape are you?, then dug around in the wafer-thin glue- backed paper shapes scattered like autumn leaves across the table-top before us, plucked a small pink star from [...]

Return to Work

Meandering Through London

Remembering Derek Walcott

On Reading a Translation of Sappho’s poem on Jealousy

Serious Play

The Cathedral of Soissons

Tiger Head Sonnets

The Deep Heart’s Core

Seeing Robert Lowell Plain

Quick as a Moth

Building With Light

Green Man

The Diaries of a Tragic Tory Leader

Self-Portrait as Eve

Shame, Error and Guilt

Train to Penrith

Angels of Death

My London

Castillo Olite

An Ode to Spectacles (Three Inches Thick)

It’s All In The Paint

  Wayne Thiebaud, White Cube, Mason’s Yard, London, 24 May – 2 July 2017 Prunella Clough, Annely Juda, London, 24 May – 8 July, 2017 George Rowlett: Paintings from Paestum and Walmer, Art Space, London, 14 July – 11 August 2017 Some years ago, when Wayne Thiebaud (born 1920) made a rare visit to the [...]

A Study in Blackness