Category Archives: Topography

THE BARD

Opens this Wednesday 6–8.30pm THE BARD WILLIAM BLAKE AT FLAT TIME HOUSE   Opening Wedesday 29 January 6–8.30pm with a reading from William Blake’s Jersualem by poet Chris McCabe   Exhibition continues 30 January–8 March Open Thursday–Sunday 12–6pm   With contributions … Continue reading

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The Fourfold Battersea Power Station

1 Sometimes I find myself in disagreement with Kathleen Raine, but hey! it’s okay for Blakeans to disagree. It’s not like when Marxists disagree. This time I suspect I won’t be the only one who disagrees with the great lady … Continue reading

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A Thank You Letter to My Fellow Blake Walkers

Dear Blake walkers Thank you very much from New River Press and I for joining us on the unprecedented adventure of five different poetopographical William Blake walks on consecutive Sundays in London. It felt a bit like this: All fell … Continue reading

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THE ASHES OF GRAMSCI

The Ashes of Gramsci is a poem – and early book – by Pier Paolo Pasolini. The book was published in 1957 when the poet was  35.  The poem was written in 1954 and caused a furore in Italian literary … Continue reading

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THE SQUARE MILE SHAKESPEARE

Poet-psychogeographer Niall McDevitt commemorates the month of Shakespeare’s birth and death with his much imitated but never equalled walk THE SQUARE MILE SHAKESPEARE.   McDevitt proves that you don’t have to go to Stratford-on-Avon, or Bankside, to explore the buskined … Continue reading

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THE LIFELONG DEATH OF TS ELIOT

The Lifelong Death of TS Eliot is a new walk by Niall McDevitt exploring the Kensington habitat of the American who was surprisingly voted ‘the nation’s favourite poet’ in a 2009 poll. http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2009/10_october/08/poetry.shtml Though Eliot is associated with Bloomsbury and with … Continue reading

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TYBURN (a neck verse)

after Peter Linebaugh   cranes over tyburn (‘marble arch place’) paddy-necks, bull-necks, they came to hang, they came to hang at the tyburn crossroads, twenty-four necks a time on the crossbeams, yahoo-necks, prole-necks, they who lived amid dung and refuse, … Continue reading

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