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by cameron
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961300

Re: Haiku Train

Slower more slower;
But this train is still moving
After thirteen years.
by cameron
Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Poets' Graves Anthology
Topic: Making Contact - Poets' Graves anthology!
Replies: 39
Views: 14317

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: 2028

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: 1987

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: 1146

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: 1767

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: 32059

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: 2762

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: 8167

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: 2131

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: 2131

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: 2131

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: 8167

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: 876

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: 749

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
Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Season's Greetings
Replies: 20
Views: 2243

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: 631

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: 844

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: 1003

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: 1046

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...
by cameron
Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Cow Tower by Night
Replies: 2
Views: 844

Cow Tower by Night

I went out last night with my tripod! There are a few more night shots of Norwich here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/26476877@N04/
by cameron
Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Longing for the green....
Replies: 5
Views: 868

Re: Longing for the green....

The sky is very mean and moody; nice one Kim. Have you thought about cropping the green section? When i was taking photos in the fens - where the skies are similarly overpowering - I found that a thin sliver of ground helped to emphasise the weight of the sky. Just a thought.

Cam
by cameron
Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Oliver Postgate: God & the Devil
Replies: 3
Views: 689

Re: Oliver Postgate: God & the Devil

I loved Nogbad the Bad!