Sketches for a Wasted Youth

  Introduction   It might be narcissistically indulgent to provide an introduction for my own work, but I ask the reader to bear with me. Usually, I don’t try to offer much commentary on my poetry. However, Sketches for a Wasted Youth represents a certain crossroads for me as a Christian of the mystical persuasion […]

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The Areopagite Upon the Shore

For Father Kimel   So you will preserve me too, and what you have given me will grow and reach perfection, and I will be with you; because this too is your gift to me  – that I exist             Augustine   The Beach and I became brothers in blood. When I was a child […]

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Mining for Art with Chris Lovie-Tyler

Chris is a poet from New Zealand, he styles himself as a ‘rookie poet’ but I think his work is quite good. Chris also has done some excellent exploration of artwork. For writers, good art is an indispensable source of inspiration as we try to capture in words what artists capture in images. Some of […]

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