'Wanderings: Here is a coast and here is a harbour'

29th, Aug 2020

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

The Storm of History - Eventilisation and the Pandemic

15th, May 2020

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

09th, Feb 2020

(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.)

Wild Sea by Joy McCann

28th, Sep 2019

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.