Friday, 29 April 2016

"We seem to forget that, just as theology takes the idea or the fantasy of immortality for granted, so literature seeks to reclaim the world that is constantly receding from us.  The aim of literature has always been to reconcile us to life by showing that it is not limited to the actual data of existence."

Alfred Kazin, Writing Was Everything

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Saturday, 23 April 2016

on the black

I had
the most beautiful

Friday, 22 April 2016

and the rain said riptide, argentina

Saturday, 16 April 2016

I was in Lesvos a few weeks ago for a conference looking at the underlying causes and long term consequences of the refugee crisis.  My reactions have been published by the Canadian website, The National Observer.

Friday, 15 April 2016

for the fundamentalists

it is by surpassing our sacred texts
that we are true to our sacred texts
Blanche, la lune
comme le ventre du noyé.

Manolis disait :
tout ira bien.
Le coeur de Manolis le disait.

dans l'eau profonde
avec les algues aveugles.

Yannis Ritsos, Journal de Déportation (traduction Pascal Neveu)

Thursday, 14 April 2016


the grey
just turned

Friday, 8 April 2016