Monthly Archives: March 2012

By Degree – the Political Speech has become a Lost Art

Exposed to a lot of politics on both sides of the channel these days, I have noted a distinct drop in quality when it comes delivering a public speech.  A year after The King’s Speech won all the film awards … Continue reading

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By Names and Images: Bringing the Golden Dawn to Life by Peregrin Wildoak

There has been much interest in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn since its inception in the late 19th Century and outward dissolution within a few decades.  The mystique and secrecy of the Order, along with its utilitarian magic, its coterie … Continue reading

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Video poemscape by Will Alexander & Makiko Goto

There is nothing quite like hearing or seeing visionary poet Will Alexander reading his own poetry.  Here is a poemscape collaboration between Will (reading Moment of Direct Mpac) and bass Kotoist, Makiko Goto (playing Jishichigen-N0-Umare)… Will’s poetic novel, Diary As … Continue reading

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Still Booming: The Revolutionary Enclave of South and Central American Literature

With American and British literature intent on creating black-holes of postmodernity and worm-holes to the neo-neo perhaps the most sturdy literary platform of that last few decades has been the ‘boom latinoamericano.’  Spurred on by its own vangardia to challenge … Continue reading

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Peregrin Wildoak on Skylight Press

Peregrin Wildoak was born in Warwickshire and during his childhood lived in several semi-rural locations.  At a young age he learned to appreciate the Land, which later opened the door to the mysteries therein. At twelve years old he emigrated … Continue reading

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Basil King reads from Learning to Draw/ A History!

Poet & Painter Basil King reads from his latest book Learning to Draw/A History (Skylight Press).  A film about Basil King and his work will be coming out September 2012.  This video and the upcoming film is made by Nicole Peyrafitte … Continue reading

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The Future of Antithologies and the Joris Example

With poetry anthologies always determined by geography, genre, genus, gender, or group dynamics, it’s a joy to come across one that presents an odd assemblage of writers and unseen connections.  In 4 X 1 Pierre Joris, a Luxembourgian now residing … Continue reading

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