Tag Archives: Julie Goldsmith

BLAKE AND BACON, TWO SOHO ARTISTS

1) Both William Blake and Francis Bacon are regarded as Soho artists, but for different reasons. Blake was born in Soho and lived at several Soho addresses inc. 28 Broadwick Street (now a Patisserie Valerie) and 28 Poland Street. Bacon … Continue reading

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THE BLAKE BENCH

Today – Good Friday – by sheer luck, I was made aware of a magical piece of furniture in London, even while sitting on it. Attending Cathie Pilkington’s show Anatomy of a Doll in the Life Drawing Room of the Royal … 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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LE MORTE D’ARTHUR

Nov 10 is Arthur Rimbaud’s death-day. He died in the Hopital de la Conception in Marseille as the certificate above explains. The hospital has been rebuilt so it’s not actually the same building that Rimbaud died in, but it is the … Continue reading

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Clayton Eshleman: THE WHOLE ART

Clayton Eshleman The Whole Art is a book of essays homaging the work of the American poet/essayist/translator/editor Clayton Eshleman. It is brilliantly edited by Stuart Kendall and superbly produced by Black Widow Press. Contributors include James Hillman, Eliot Weinberger, Michael McClure … Continue reading

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