My piece on climate change, the Anthropocene and extinction is published in the new University of East Anglia magazine format, combining text and images in an innovative format. This story co-incides with an event at Norwich Cathedral that I will chair on October 12th, 7-9pm.
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.)
Space at the Centre: London 1994-2007 interprets a crucial era in London's startling transformation over the past three decades, focussing on the lives and work of a generation of artists, many of whom have come to define British art over the last two decades.
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.