In Birds of East London Stephen Watts invites us into “an opening onto an open field”. There is “no gate to be climbed through in my lyric” he says. And yet the brief lines that follow are truly challenging […]
That we’ve broken their statues
That we’ve driven them out of their temples
doesn’t mean at all that the gods are dead.
Ionia, CP Cavafy
Oceania at London’s Royal Academy has opened at a time when efforts by indigenous, native and first peoples to […]
As London grows and grows and grows, once familiar nooks and crannies in the centre where poetry could flourish have been ousted by property developers. That’s the bad news.
The good news is that talented and enterprising individuals like the […]
Legendary jazz musician, composer and poet Joe McPhee visited London earlier this month.
He played with Rodrigo Amado, Chris Corsano, Kent Kessler at Cafe Oto in Dalston. A few days later, he gave a sell-out performance at the Tank music space […]