In so-called lockdown I started re-reading Elizabeth Bishop's poetry and her collected letters, One Art, originally published in 1994. I have dipped into her poetry many times over the years, but my last trip before the pandemic, to Brazil, where Bishop lived for many years, and the unwe
Angelus Novus by Paul Klee, 1920.
(What follows is an extract from a longer essay on the writing of Lauren Berlant, Walter Benjamin, the concept of 'eventilisation' in the context of the current Sars2-Covid19 pandemic.)
(The exhibition of photographer and artist Diego Ferrari, scheduled to open in Barcelona on March 26th 2020, will now be postponed until autumn 2020 due to the Covid–19 crisis.)
My review of Wild Sea, Joy McCann's authoritative and entertaining history of the Southern Ocean, the world's wildest and most remote body of water, is published in the September 9th edition of History Today.
This month, two exhibitions and a flurry of symposia in his home town of Norwich commemorate what would have been the writer WG Sebald’s 75th birthday.
I recently participated in an event organised by Birkbeck College’s journal of new writing, The Mechanics’ Institute Review. MIR is planning the first of several themed issues. The inaugural one will be on ‘Climate’ – a broad concept, as we discussed.
Photo: the image of Walter Benjamin at the Whitney Gallery, New York City, August 2018.