Author Archives: Niall McDevitt

About Niall McDevitt

Niall McDevitt > poet > author of b/w (Waterloo Press, 2010) and Porterloo (International Times, 2012) > urban explorer > radical pedestrian who leads Shakespeare/Blake/Rimbaud /Yeats walks, among others.

THOMAS DE QUINCEY AND ANN OF OXFORD STREET

  Two of Soho’s most legendary characters have been spotted again in the vicinity. Romantic writer Thomas De Quincey and his tragic consort – a sex-worker known to posterity as ‘Ann of Oxford Street’ – are on display in a … Continue reading

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A DAVID GASGOYNE CENTENNIAL

David Gascoyne, one of England’s greatest 20th century poets, was born 100 years ago on Oct 10 1916. A David Gascoyne Centennial is a free and open forum event to mark the occasion. It is taking place at The Junction … Continue reading

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A LONDON CHAUCER PILGRIMAGE

An inaugural Chaucer walk through the 600-year-ago London of England’s most celebrated medieval poet. The route begins at Aldgate and ends at Southwark, the departure point for his own imagined Canterbury pilgrims. Learn how Chaucer survived the Black Death, the … Continue reading

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RSVP BABYLON

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Work in Progress by Matthew Couper

Matthew Couper

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The Spirit of William Blake Kicks the Developers Out of Bunhill Fields

Christopher Twigg

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OPEN LETTER TO HISTORIC ENGLAND

Dear Historic England I’m writing to express my disappointment at your decision to support the development of more tower-blocks around Bunhill Fields. It was a striking pose that you would not join other groups such as the Ancient Monuments Society, … Continue reading

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