Tag Archives: Iain Sinclair

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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A DAVID GASCOYNE CELEBRATION

Wednesday 3 February 2016 A DAVID GASCOYNE CELEBRATION The Poetry Library Join us for a celebration of the centennial of enigmatic English poet David Gascoyne (1916 – 2001). An overlooked, self-deprecating figure, who endured a series of incarcerations, he claimed … Continue reading

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WELSH GINSBERG

The poem ‘Wales Visitation’ is important for lots of reasons – it’s an important Ginsberg poem, an important nature poem, an important psychedelic poem, an important Wales poem. It rolls and resonates hugely and is effortlessly unique. Somehow Ginsberg becomes … Continue reading

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PRIMROSE HILL

It’s not just the panorama of London that marks out Primrose Hill. It has poetic history. The recent-ish history is traceable, the prehistory is imaginable. Wisely, Iain Sinclair took Allen Ginsberg there in 1967. William Blake had been there almost … Continue reading

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