Saturday, November 5, 2022

Where to start with: Sylvia Plath

You will have heard of the great American poet, but how much of her work have you actually read? This handy primer suggests some good ways in (in ‘The Guardian’):

Wednesday, November 2, 2022


The Philosophy of Modern Song by Bob Dylan review – an enlightening listen-along

Dylan meditates on 66 songs he holds dear in an eclectic collection of essays that breathes new life into groundbreaking hits while relishing obscurities and oddities (in ‘The Guardian’):

Monday, October 31, 2022


‘Hope matters’: Ukrainian and international authors on why literature is important in times of conflict

Ten writers appearing at the Lviv BookForum, run this year in partnership with the Hay festival, discuss why we need books more than ever (in ‘The Guardian’):

Sunday, October 30, 2022


SIGNS from the past that got weathered from being out every weekday. I could use a new one pretty soon. After the first of the year.