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EMILIA BASSANO LANIER: SHAKESPEARE’S DARK LADY

Poet Niall McDevitt tells the widely known but little appreciated story of Emilia Bassano, Shakespeare’s lifelong muse, and – as Emilia Lanier – the first woman to publish a book of original poetry in England. In the heart of London … 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 follow the trail of … Continue reading

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THE POETS OF HAMMERSMITH

Poet-psychogeographer Niall McDevitt takes an epic walk from border to border of Hammersmith Borough through a half century of poetry. The great poets who’ve lived in Hammersmith include John Milton, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Morris and WB Yeats. There are … Continue reading

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POETS OF THE EMBANKMENT

Poet-psychogeographer Niall McDevitt takes a walk of discovery along the Thames tracing the 700-year history of poets and poetry in the area. Elizabethans, Romantics, Decadents and Beats feature prominently. There are the geniuses of England: Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson; of Europe: Heine, … Continue reading

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GEORGE BARKER, PENTAMETERS THEATRE

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND WORK OF GEORGE BARKER (1913-1991) with JEREMY REED PAUL SAKOILSKY NIALL McDEVITT Music: GODFREY OLD Hostess: LEONIE SCOTT-MATTHEWS MON 26 FEBRUARY, PENTAMETERS THEATRE, 28 HEATH STREET, HAMPSTEAD, LONDON NW3 8pm £5 http://www.pentameters.co.uk/WhatsOn.html

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THE SHILL

  behind the illustrious man a shadow squats behind the tenured man of academe a shadow shits what a shadow does not clean up how can followers know? how can flatterers see his feet not just of clay but cloven? … 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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