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Bard at work

Been hard at work this week on my poem for the mysterious sounding Project 154. It involves writing a response to Willie the Shake’s sonnet 19, perhaps not one of his best but nevertheless magnificent about time and love. Directly responding to other poet’s work is not something I’ve done much (other than renga experiments with friends long ago) so good to start at the top with the Bard himself.

Thanks to my pals The Shakespeare Heptet I’ve been thinking lots about the sonnets lately, so quite nice to put that to work.

On the 24th April all the poems will be read out in a marathon reading at the V&A museum in London. LiveCanon is an interesting organisation, and one I’ll clearly be learning more about shortly.

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