ON POETRY, WRITING AND RANDOM CULTURAL MATTERS

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Graffiti Project - 19


Four decades of South African history summarised in pithy visual images, District Six, Cape Town

Monday, 25 April 2011

Graffiti Project - 18


An exercise in making me feel guilty before lunch. Off Long Street, Cape Town.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Ink Sweat & Tears

New poem from me chosen by Helen Ivory for the Easter edition of IS&T - check out the 20 April posting here http://ink-sweat-and-tears.blogharbor.com/

Monday, 11 April 2011

New Anthology just out - hurry - get it while it's hot!

From my publisher - Two Rivers Press - an anthology of Reading poems including half a dozen by me, edited by Peter Robinson and illustrated by Sally Castle. To order please visit www.tworiverspress.com. Lovely!

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Blackbird at the Baxter

First trip to this theatre complex, which had me in mind of the Barbican (sort of). Groovy orange lights, comfortable bars and random sofas, shame the seats in the studio are so hard and small. In all the years I've been going to the theatre, I have only ever heard the audience call out during a serious play once ( David Mamet's Oleanna). Extremely annoying then that there are people who can't help themselves. I don't know how the excellent cast coped with that and the misplaced laughter, but cope they did and admirably. Very interesting play by David Harrower and richly deserving of its multiple awards. Not one for the innocent or easily offended. This is tough, harrowing stuff.

Graffiti Project - 17


Not the real thing, but close. Jordaan Street, Bo Kaap, Cape Town.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Graffiti Project - 16


No idea what this is meant to be - alien squid, mushroom, ice cream? Telephone junction box, Kalk Bay, Cape Town.