If this book were a tango it would be Salvador Dali, (e.g., the poem ‘Sealed in Table Bay’, with its dreamlike word associations) dancing with L S Lowry (e.g., the nostalgic ‘Bread Pudding Days’). Add to that a sprinkling of finger-snapping jazz memes, and you will have an idea of the lyricism and originality of […]
One of the brilliant things about words is how they shine a light on other people’s worlds. On the pages and in the ears exist lenses and windows, portals into a place we might never go. How You Might Know Me is a poetic exploration of four women’s lives, connected through their experience in different […]
Clive La Pensee samples a few of the delights of Hulll, City of Culture 2017.
The Tate is currently hosting a Paul Nash exhibition. It is a strange affair. Though maybe it has a lot to say about our post-factual, post truth world. If you can see, how do you show the truth? Paul Nash was a painter, he was a soldier in the first world war, and was invalided […]