Thursday, November 13, 2008


This blog's been quiet since the beginning of November, partly because I've been busy and partly because I have a few subjects (WG Sebald & EA Markham, since you ask) I want to blog about, but which need more attention than I can give them at present.

Rob Mackenzie mentions the writer's block that follows acceptance of a MS for publication. I don't quite know if I have that strain exactly - I've written not-much all year - but it's certainly true that the liberation of being able to start something new is also a kind of bind.

I have a sequence in mind, and made a start by writing seven poems in seven days at PFFA. Although the pieces I've written this last week have some goodish features, I find that none of them quite deliver the effect I am looking for. I'll keep at it, but I think a sustained period of reading is in order, to de-gunk the old nogginbox and make the conceivable feasible. Aye.


Anonymous Jim Sheard said...

...reads the poems...

You know that old thing about breaking thumbs? Are you now too old for that necessary treatment?

1:55 PM  
Anonymous Jon Williams said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with..

9:02 PM  
Blogger Tony Williams said...

er, thanks Jim, for the threat of physical harm...

Thanks Jon

11:36 AM  

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