Blog

Talking about The Waste Land Revisited

On Monday 11th April the talk I never expected to give blossomed into an extraordinary collaborative performance in the Elwin Room in the BRLSI. Yes, that glamorous first floor room with the three painted roundels in the ceiling and Bath’s famous Queen Square just outside the windows. With singer guitarists MIRANDA PENDER and PETER REASON,…

A richness of good writing

& a painful challenge for poetry Two Waste Land Revisited milestones already this week. Our June 11th Performance Day script reached its first full draft and is out with its four patient page editors. ( Ama Bolton, Ann Cullis, Marilyn Francis and Ann Preston. ) And on Monday afternoon, the first Waste Land showcase concert…

Miranda and Mark Pender at Bath Art Fair

It will be no surprise to people involved in The Waste Land Revisited project that many of their fellow contributors are multi-talented. Miranda and Mark Pender have both written very striking prose pieces for our Waste Land Almanac ( more about that later ). Mark is allowing us to use his brilliantly apposite painting ‘City…

The Story of the Forest is more than the Stories of the Single Trees

We are all learning to marvel at the below ground networks that connect the trees in a forest into a greater whole. It has been a marvel of the lockdowns that writers and artists who could no longer meet face to face have been able to meet up on zoom and remain connected to each…

Tradition and the Individual Talent

Every goose is a swan to its publisher until he fails to shift it through the till. But how to identify the swans? Eliot’s 1919 essay ‘Tradition and the Individual Talent’ is one of the keys to understanding The Waste Land. He saw the cultural tradition as an assembly of great artefacts which have survived…

He do the police in different voices

Working on the powerpoint for the April talk in Queen Square. Happy New Year, Good Company and Good Health to the many friends who are already following this blog.

Celebrating the centenary of a masterpiece

Going into the New Year and already we have a rich calendar of events as we prepare for our performance day in June. Page editors will be meeting soon to sharpen up the collaborative compilation we have called ‘The River’s Tent is Broken’. I have a meeting next week with JUDE WISDOM, our melodious and…

Loading…

Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.


Follow My Blog

Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.

%d bloggers like this: