Archive for January, 2020

via keep your flowers. — AVA.

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‘Melanoma Country’

Jonathan Happold is a veterinarian and epidemiologist based in Canberra. He wrote his poem, Melanoma Country on 2nd January 2020 as south east Australia was on fire. He included the following:  READ MORE


And my own contribution to the subject…  Desertification

#MelanomaCountry   #DrJonathanHappold #ClimateChange  #BushfireTragedy   

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Image may contain: possible text that says 'POETRY REVIEWS IN THE IRISH TIMES 2013-2018 DR KENNETH KEATING AND DR AILBHE MCDAID'

Well done to Jessie Lendennie and her team at Salmon Poetry for publishing the most books of poetry between 2013 and 2018.


It is a great shame the Irish Times haven’t spread their reviews equally to include more female poets or reflect the hard work and dedication shown to Irish Poets by Salmon Poetry.  Only 13 reviews out of a possible 190 poetry books published is not a good reflection on The Irish Times.


#SalmonPoetry  #JessieLendennie  #No1IrishPoetryPublisher  #DedicatedToIrishPoets  #IrishTimesReviews  #PoetryReviews  #IrishPublisher

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#MemoriesInTonga  #NchimzybrianMainza  #ZambianMuscicians   #FavouriteSongs  #AfricanSongCovers


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Alison Smith

I have on my bookshelf a dog-eared paperback copy of Ursula K. Le Guin’s 1985 novel Always Coming Home. In it is an inscription from Le Guin:

For my good shepherd Alison

from her grateful sheep,

with love – Ursula


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In 1987, my first year in college, I happened upon a notice outside of the English department for a winter session opportunity: escorting a visiting artist during a week-long interdisciplinary conference held at my school, the University of Rochester. I ran my finger down the list of artists’ names until it stopped on one: Ursula K. Le Guin.



#GRANTAMag  #AlisonSmith  #UrsulaK.LeGuin  #Writers   #Writing


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An article found recently and certainly worth a read if you’re fascinated with Zambia, like I am. It’s where I grew up…


This is the latest installment of Public Streets, an urban observation series created by Ellis Avery and curated by Abigail Struhl

“Most Westerners don’t even know whereabouts in Africa we are.” So said Edward Mukuka Nkoloso at a press conference announcing that he had founded Zambia’s National Academy of Science, Space Research and Philosophy. It was 1964,  Read More

Featured image: Okavango Delta, Botswana, as seen from the International Space Station, 2014. Photograph courtesy of NASA


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‘September in Australia’ by Henry Kendall Grey Winter hath gone, like a wearisome guest, And, behold, for repayment, September comes in with the wind of the West And the Spring in her raiment! The ways of the frost have been filled of the flowers, While the forest discovers Wild wings, with the halo of hyaline […]

via ‘September in Australia’ Poem by Henry Kendall — Thoughts Become Words

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Observational Documentary set in the Grosvenor Hotel, Torquay Season 2 of the Hotel takes us to Torquay and into the Grosvenor Hotel, the worst hotel in Torquay. Season two switches to the Grosvenor in sunny Torquay, where manager Mark tries to keep control over troublesome guests, and even more troublesome staff!

via The Hotel: S02E03 — The Inquiring Mind

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… Wordsworth as he tossed and turned and counted sheep, perhaps after a rollicking New Year’s Eve party. Hope you got some sleep once the brand new decade had dawned. Maybe reciting William’s poem can give you “fresh thoughts and joyous health!” in 2020. To Sleep William Wordsworth (1770–1850) A flock of sheep […]

via To Sleep or Not To Sleep said William… — Thoughts Become Words

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