Category Archives: Topography

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. 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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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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POETRY LIBRARY SPECIAL EDITION 3/2/2016

A David Gascoyne Celebration was one night in a series run by the Poetry Library called Special Edition. As I was organising this one – with help from Library staff Pascal O’Loughlin and Jessica Atkinson – it definitely began to … Continue reading

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TWO TOPOGRAPHERS

Poetopographer Niall McDevitt introducing deep topographer Nick Papadimitriou at A DAVID GASCOYNE CELEBRATION in the Saison Poetry Library. Here is a review of Nick’s book Scarp by a third man: http://www.mythogeography.com/scarp.html Photos: Julie Goldsmith  

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