Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Current Favourite Sentence

And if the human race is really convinced that it cannot forgo ornament and the ornamental it must, for the making of such things, have recourse to those workmen who remain outside the industrial system, painters, sculptors and poets of all kinds, in whatever material they work, whether words or wool, & be prepared to pay highly; for such things cannot be cheap when artists and poets are not ordinary workmen but highly intellectual and self-conscious people.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Baptiste (2009- )

There are two ways of looking at this. Either we are acquiring one cat a month, or else (me being thirty and all), we are acquiring one cat every fifteen years. Both approaches seem slightly distorted. Baptiste is the one on the right, in the foreground.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sergei Alimov (1938- )

My new favourite Soviet animator and illustrator. There's an article about him (in Russian) here, and some more pictures up on the Nevsky blog here and here.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Current Favourite Sentence

The author was convinced her approach to his father was a deliberate attempt to discredit him and his older brother who, coincidentally, was having sex with his girlfriend in the same field.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Mountain Chicken Frog!

Today's heart-warmingly disgusting footage comes courtesy of The Guardian. Here you go.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


If you go here, and then here, you will be able to watch a report that appeared on the BBC's Newsnight Review, lasting all of nine minutes and three seconds, about contemporary poetry, which makes lengthy reference to an anthology in which I am to be published. Nobody mentions me by name, and they don't read any poems, but it's a step in the right direction.

Monday, August 10, 2009