New book dilemma!

It is an established fact that for most writers, writing a synopsis or a blurb for a book is harder than writing the book itself. It can take months to decide a title and craft that elevator pitch which will get readers and reviewers fainting with delight and clamouring with praise. However, what I’m just finding […]

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When Poetry took me to Paris …

So Poetry took me to Paris where I visited Shakespeare & Company, read at Culture Rapide in Belleville, went to La maison Européenne de la Photographie* and stayed in a hotel on Boulevard Beaumarchais. Here are some pics. Huge thanks to Paris Lit Up and my hosts, Kate, Jason & Emily.  Go here for a full report […]

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The Great Gatsby – a review

The Great Gatsby:  nice cameo by Baz by the way, but Leonardo was a scene stealer! Even in his pink suit, he was all Jay Gatsby has ever been; that mix of vulnerability and bravado, desperation and elegance. I also loved the film’s energy, its loyalty to the time and text. It’s a heady cocktail […]

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