Monthly Archives: May 2012

THE PITIABLE NEOTONY OF THE CHOCOHOLIC AND THE DESTRUCTION OF THE LAST BASTION OF WORKING CLASS CULTURE

Milk is a substance produced by female mammals for their new born offspring. The neonate soon moves on to solids, developing his/her tastebuds away from formless sweet pap, to more sophisticated bitter, spicy and sour food types. Eventually the yo… Continue reading

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WHY I HATE DRIVING

At the end of January in 1988 I turned 17 and one of the first things I did, to mark this occasion was to apply for my provisional driving licence. I was working in a factory in Newton Heath, earning the grand sum of fifty pounds a week. Out of th… Continue reading

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PEARLS BEFORE SWINE

Last night I attended a poetry event with some of the Grist writers. There were six of us in total and we had been invited as guest readers, part of our continuing promotion of the anthology, A Complicated Way of Being Ignored. It was a great venu… Continue reading

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Poetry at the Puzzle Hall Inn – This Month, Grist.

Grist is a new annual anthology of the best new writing from around the world published in English. Is this email not displaying correctly?View it in your browser. forward to a friend This month at the Puzzle Hall Inn: Grist PoetsMonday 7th May 20… Continue reading

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LET ME GO AND WATCH SOMETHING ELSE

I finally got round to watching Never Let Me Go yesterday, the film adaptation of the Kazuo Ishiguro novel of the same name. The screenplay was written by Alex Garland and is, apparently (I’ve not read the novel), very faithful to the book. The di… Continue reading

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