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by cameron
Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Poets' Graves Anthology
Topic: Making Contact - Poets' Graves anthology!
Replies: 39
Views: 9736

Re: Making Contact - Poets' Graves anthology!

I've posted a picture of the anthology on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cameron_self/8293937594/in/photostream (Hope Kris doesn't mind but I also added his lovely seagull poem to an appropriate seagull picture?) Dedicating the book to Barrie was a very nice touch and placing his (funny and mo...
by cameron
Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Poets' Graves Anthology
Topic: Received my copy today!
Replies: 0
Views: 910

Received my copy today!

Fab; thanks to Ben, Rosemary, John and Ian!
by cameron
Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Poets' Graves Anthology
Topic: Thanks
Replies: 0
Views: 865

Thanks

Just like to say a big 'thank you' for all the hard work that has gone into this anthology; it looks splendid. Very much looking forward to the arrival of my contributor's copy.

I've added a link from the front page of PG:

http://www.poetsgraves.co.uk/

Cameron
(absentee landlord)
by cameron
Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Frank Kermode on E. M. Forster and the creative person
Replies: 7
Views: 719

Re: Frank Kermode on E. M. Forster and the creative person

It's the doing of it, I think, that is important. The completion, even if successful (whatever that means) is somehow a disappointment. The interest (for me) is in the chase: the searching for something, the waiting for something, the arrival of something, the shaping of something, the honing of som...
by cameron
Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Five poets
Replies: 14
Views: 911

Re: Five poets

Classic photograph kj. I won't spoil it for others. Pity Larkin wasn't at the same F&F party. Ted looks like he's sucking a lemon, doesn't he?
by cameron
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: Post-a-Translation
Topic: Hon (This) T.H. Parry Williams
Replies: 6
Views: 27748

Re: Hon (This) T.H. Parry Williams

Hi Amadeus,

I've just been looking at the PG web stats and I thought you might like to know that this poem is getting hundreds and hundreds of hits. I just tried putting 'Hon T H' etc into Google and it comes up first.

Obviously a significant poem.

Thanks for posting.

C
by cameron
Tue May 19, 2009 8:15 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: A Poet's Guide to Britain
Replies: 15
Views: 2045

Re: A Poet's Guide to Britain

Last night's George Mackay Brown was very good, I thought. Must have a look at Hamnavoe sometime.

PS - just found it here:

http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarch ... oemId=1540
by cameron
Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: British poetry mags
Replies: 44
Views: 6551

Re: British poetry mags

Thanks wab; I'm afraid I haven't looked inside The Rialto for years.

However, Mr Mackmin has just agreed to do a 'Lit Norfolk' interview for me - so if anyone has any questions they'd like asked please let me know.

Cheers
Cam
by cameron
Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: George Szirtes (Poet and translator)
Replies: 8
Views: 1514

Re: George Szirtes (Poet and translator)

Yea, he makes them look so easy doesn't he? But as anyone who entered the PG sonnet competition a few years back will know - they can be right little buggers. He also provided me with helpful geographical info about the sonnets: 'You may be interested to know that the warehouse in the first section ...
by cameron
Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: George Szirtes (Poet and translator)
Replies: 8
Views: 1514

Re: George Szirtes (Poet and translator)

Yes, he's been very helpful. He's also amazingly prompt. I've emailed him a couple of times now to request use of his poems and the attachment comes back by return of post. In fact, I'm just about to post up 12 of his sonnets entitled: Norfolk Fields . I'll add the link to this thread when they're u...
by cameron
Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: George Szirtes (Poet and translator)
Replies: 8
Views: 1514

George Szirtes (Poet and translator)

Some of you may be interested in my latest interview on Literary Norfolk:

http://www.literarynorfolk.co.uk/george ... erview.htm
by cameron
Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: British poetry mags
Replies: 44
Views: 6551

Re: British poetry mags

I had 2 poems published in 'The Rialto' back in the 1980s. The mag is run by a chap called Mike Mackmin who lives at Aylsham in Norfolk. By day he works as a Gestalt therapist and I bumped into him years ago while doing voluntary work for a drug and alcohol charity. I found, however, that he didn't ...
by cameron
Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Tennyson Bicentenary Event
Replies: 0
Views: 640

Tennyson Bicentenary Event

Dear Sir/Madam I have the pleasure in announcing this year events for Farringford, Tennyson’s home on the Isle of Wight. They are hosting a number of events to celebrate his bicentenary this year, including the chance to walk in Tennyson’s foot steps with Andrew Motion, indulge in Victorian music an...
by cameron
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Rupert Brooke - The Great lover
Replies: 0
Views: 542

Rupert Brooke - The Great lover

Anyone? Hello I hope you don't mind us contacting you but we wanted to draw your attention to an event which we are holding in Glasgow on 5th February. Award winning novelist, Jill Dawson will be talking about her book The Great Lover. It is a fictional tale based on Rupert Brooke's time in Grantche...
by cameron
Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Barrie
Topic: Unseen Faces
Replies: 10
Views: 5739

Re: Unseen Faces

This poem is a great tribute to Baz; thanks Ray. The internet is a strange place, isn't it? It allows us to connect with certain people and yet, at the same time, strips away all the things we normally rely on in the 'real world' to help us make decisions about people. Or maybe people are more thems...
by cameron
Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Barrie
Topic: Favourite Poem by Barrie
Replies: 15
Views: 6641

Re: Favourite Poem by Barrie

In the days when I used to pick all of the featured poems I was very impressed by both

Dead Dogs and Damselflies

Fresh Paint

(which I think Kris has already mentioned too).
by cameron
Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Barrie
Topic: Favourite Poem by Barrie
Replies: 15
Views: 6641

Favourite Poem by Barrie

Barrie's family are keen to put together a collection of his poems (see previous message) - so if you'd like to make your suggestions here - please do.

Thanks
Cam
by cameron
Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: Barrie
Topic: VERY SAD NEWS
Replies: 40
Views: 18962

VERY SAD NEWS

We've just had a message from Barrie's wife to say that he was taken ill on Tuesday and has sadly passed away today. Obviously this was a great shock to his family, but also to Nicki and myself. Barrie has been a member of PG since 2005 and has contributed hugely to the constructive environment and ...
by cameron
Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Season's Greetings
Replies: 20
Views: 846

Season's Greetings

This was sprayed onto the wall of a building society in Norwich and seems like a great message in these dark days. Season's greetings to you all from Nicki and myself. Thanks to everyone who helps to make this forum such a constructive place - especially the mods. I know I'm not about much these day...
by cameron
Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Adrian Mitchell: much missed by me!
Replies: 0
Views: 361

Adrian Mitchell: much missed by me!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/dec/21/adrian-mitchell-obituary He was playful and satirical and inventive. For Beauty Douglas is up there with Whitsun Weddings and Crow IMO. And, of course, he also came up with the immortal words: 'Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores mos...
by cameron
Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Cow Tower by Night
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: Cow Tower by Night

I did try experimenting with ISO earlier in the week but I think it was too dark. One annoying thing is that every time you alter the mode dial the ISO reverts back to auto which I wasn't aware was happening - so some of them may have been taken on normal ISO. Anyway, it was raining at the time and ...
by cameron
Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Bloody Good Service
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Re: Bloody Good Service

'Au - Pair' business? Is that where they disappear to?

Like the red effect.
by cameron
Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Cow Tower Norwich
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Re: Cow Tower Norwich

I think I'm right in saying that the tower was a 14th century gunnery built to defend a crucial part of the River Wensum. The top of the tower was (according to legend) blown off by cannon during Robert Kett's peasant revolt of 1549. Kett was later captured and chained to the walls of Norwich castle...