The Waste Land Revisited

Originally posted on barleybooks:
How differently we might respond to TS Eliot’s groundbreaking poem if he had stayed with his first title, ‘He do the police in different voices.’ And how different our experience would have been if Ezra Pound hadn’t encouraged Eliot to thin the first draft by almost half. Twenty seven writers have…

Bath Writers and Artists (February 2022)

Originally posted on barleybooks:
We had our first meeting outside Bath yesterday, in The Hive, a community centre in Peasdown St John. It was also, I think, our first day of concentrating more on art than writing. A joyful day of making art, individually and collaboratively, in response to Lubaina Himid’s current London exhibition and…

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… Continue reading A richness of good writing

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.


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