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RIMBAUD IN LONDON

National Poetry Library pays homage to one of the all-time geniuses of world literature, the revolutionary French poet Arthur Rimbaud. Rimbaud spent 14 months of his meteorically brief literary career in London. In 1872-73 he lived with Paul Verlaine in … Continue reading

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JERUSALEM’S PILLARS

A William Blake Walk from Tyburn to Primrose Hill Niall McDevitt – having created westerly, easterly and southerly Blake walks – unveils the first of two northerly Blake walks. The site of Tyburn is undoubtedly the most abhorrent in the Blakean … Continue reading

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A WILLIAM BLAKE / WAT TYLER WALK

A WILLIAM BLAKE/WAT TYLER WALK is a June celebration of London radicalism and the insurgent spirit. Niall McDevitt tells the story of the Peasants’ Revolt – now rebranded as the Great Rising – connecting it with the life and death … Continue reading

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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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