Tuesday, October 20, 2009

More American Sentences

American sentences? Just lazy haiku for lazy poets!

An invitation is always more effective if it includes dates

Ignore me for ten years? It won’t be easy to rebuild our friendship!

Friday, October 16, 2009

American sentence

On my deathbed I won't be thinking: 'oh i wish I'd done more housework!'

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Il Vizio dell Agnello - Andrea Pinketts

'Milano è una città di pazzi e di cani.'

Mi ho piaciuto molto questo libro magnifico e stranissimo. E surreale, divertente e buffo, con molte interessante osservazione alla vita moderna. Anche è un libro che mi ha confonduto molto.....Mi ho piaciuto anche il stile da questo scrittore. Spero forse, altri libro da Pinketts a leggere .....

'Milan is a city of crazy people and dogs'

Actually my substandard Italian entirely fails to do this book justice. I didn't understand everything in it, I have to admit, it was very confusing in parts but that didn't stop me from thoroughly enjoying it! It is a surreal, sometimes hilarious journey through a rather seedy Milan, full of strange people, bizzare events and telling observations on modern day life in a major city. A city where people can die unnoticed in the main railway station, a city where parents can treat their children as children even when they are fully grown..... Pinketts has a wonderful writing style.

I would recommend this book highly, but have no idea whether it has been translated into English....

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Shadowy Wings

stone seat in Drumlanrig Country Estate, near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway. You can read more about Drumlanrig over on Crafty Green Poet here. I also posted another Shadow Shot on Crafty Green Poet, you can see it here.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Happy National Poetry Day

Calder Wood Press have announced their chapbook line up for 2010 and I'm delighted to be included in the list. You can see the full list over at Colin Will's blog. Thanks Colin!

Friday, October 02, 2009

Conference reflections

Point Conference Centre and Hotel, Edinburgh

for Weekend Reflections

more reflections on Crafty Green Poet here.