big town blues (xii) (xiii) (xiv)

I’ve recorded recitals of all eight poems in each of:
big town blues (xii)
big town blues (xiii)
big town blues (xiv)

I’ve added each sequence to my seen, heard) poetry podcast , if you prefer to hear them together.

3I6, paris (xxx)

an engineering rush (v)

This sequence of six poems seems to be about there.

Pause on the Landing

I read at Pause on the Landing on October 28th. The reading was followed by a discussion.

Here are the MP4s:
Recital
Discussion

Peter Hitchens makes an arse of himself

out of focus out of sense

I’ve heard someone called Peter Hitchins on the Today Programme podcast yesterday.

He was commenting on Professor Nutt et al’s piece in the Lancet about the impact of alcohol (BBC summary). This peer reviewed article concluded that alcohol is the drug that has the most harmful impact on society. Even more, this impact on society is so significant that, despite being less harmful on the individual than Heroin or Crack Cocaine, alcohol is the most harmful drug there is. The article was based on official government figures.

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