Friday, November 28, 2014

The Sideways Door: November Response Column

I was travelling and was a bit late with my November's response column but it's now up at The Daily O: 'Letting the geosmin out of the bottle.'

Keeping my fingers crossed that December's prompt will be written in time. It's one heck of a scrunched up time, but when isn't the end of the year, huh?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

'You Are Here' by Bogi Takács

I was going to post something completely different but Aisha mailed me this and said it reminded her of something I had read (read? Surely she meant linked to?).

So I hopped on over to Strange Horizons (who have been doing a fundraiser where they make new, wonderful things available as they hit certain targets, so if you can, do support them) and their November issue has this amazing text by Bogi Takács.

Here it is.

If it was a poem that was hard to find, in a book no longer or not easily available, I'd just put the whole thing up here. People still come to this blog searching for Edwin Morgan or Patience Agbabi or Dambudzo Marachera. But this is different - you'll see. 

I'm trying to think what it was it reminded Aisha of, and I can only think she meant either Spiral Orb or Pandrogyne. But I still think I'm off the mark. Perhaps I should just ask her instead of pretending she's not listening to this?

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Book Launch: Escape Artist, Goethe Zentrum Hyd 11 November

It's finally happening in Hyderabad. There were reasons this launch couldn't happen here earlier or even first, but what could be better than this gorgeous time of them month, huh?

If you're in Hyderabad, if you know someone in Hyderabad who might be interested, etc. etc.:

Escape Artist will be launched by Keki Daruwalla on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 at 6.30pm at the Goethe Zentrum Hyderabad, Journalists Colony, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills.

There's a Facebook page for the event, if that's your thing. But please - consider this your invitation.

Hope to see some of you there!

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The Sideways Door: October's Response & November's Prompt

I have grossly neglected this blog, I know. What can I say? Life is resolutely elsewhere.

But there's no excuse for not putting up links, at least, to the columns as they appear, so:

Here is October's column, in which I respond to the poems sent in.

And here is November's prompt column.

As always, despite all my neglect, if you're still reading this blog, please send in your poems and please tell people you think might be interest.