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Hair Appointment

Day Two of National Blog Posting Month and I have a hair appointment.  Has to be done, much as I'd love to be the kind of person who can whip out a pair of hairdressing scissors and a box of hair dye and emerge from my bathroom half an hour later looking like a person… Continue reading Hair Appointment

Book Reviews

Review of ‘Every Little Sound’ by Ruby Robinson

Reading Ruby Robinson’s debut collection Every Little Sound (Liverpool University Press, 2016) in the early days of the EU Referendum result, my ears were still ringing with one of the Leave campaign’s key slogans: “Take back Control,” an imperative phrase masquerading as a promise of freedom, and a reminder of the power dynamics at work in… Continue reading Review of ‘Every Little Sound’ by Ruby Robinson

Poetry Event

Translation Study Day with MPT

I had an amazing day at the Queen's College, Oxford on Saturday, 14th May, taking part in Modern Poetry in Translation's Study Day to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the magazine. In the morning participants could choose two, from eight, workshops, then there was a break for lunch (and delicious it was, too). It was extremely… Continue reading Translation Study Day with MPT

Currently reading

On the trail of a book purchase

What made me: re-read a book I already had? buy a book? take a book out of the library? It started with this newspaper article, an interview in The Guardian with poet, critic and translator Michael Hofmann. I tend to buy The Guardian on a Saturday but I hadn't read the article until I noticed… Continue reading On the trail of a book purchase