Friday, 15 July 2016

Stendhal's Kite

"Beauty is a promise of happiness" - Stendhal

"In the particular case of promising, as with many other
performatives, it is appropriate that the person uttering
the promise should have a certain intention, viz. here
to keep his word." - J.L. Austin

Stendhal's Kite is published by The Thing Quarterly,
San Francisco.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Poor Poetry

a thin, inconspicuous poetry, persisting on the margins,
a neglected, threadbare, hedgerow school of poetry,
light and resourceful, a common or poor poetry

a poetry without glory, using plain diction, withdrawn
from ambition, lacking in rhetorical skill, a spare poetry,
not given by the culture but passed from hand to hand

Sunday, 3 July 2016

a place apart

a symposium on the poetry and practice
of Thomas A Clark

6th May 2016
Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh

with Peter Amoore, David Bellingham, Emily Brady,
David Farrier, Simone Kotva, Tom Jones, Lila Matsumoto,
Iain Morrison, Andrew Roberts, Alice Tarbuck, Harriet Tarlo
and Matthew Welton.

The conference was jointly organised by the
Centre for Poetic Innovation, University of Dundee
and the Scottish Poetry Library

Andrew Roberts, Simone Kotva, Emily Brady, Tom Jones,
Alice Tarbuck

David Bellingham, Thomas A Clark

Iain Morrison

Matthew Welton

Lila Matsumoto