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Anthony Wilson · 9M ago

#NaBloPoMo 24 – See you later

Today is the last day of NaBloPoMo, that month in the year when someone decides it is a nice idea for the bloggers amongst us to attempt a blog post every day. On paper this did not make a g...
Anthony Wilson · 10M ago

#NaBloPoMo 23 – Prayer

Dear God   Do you think you could fix it so that I might have some of Martin’s playfulness, his humour and doggedness, and Peter’s archaeological sense of England, and Naomi’s truthfulness, ...
Anthony Wilson · 10M ago

#NaBloPoMo 22 – When Josephine Corcoran interviewed me

As we draw to the end of NaBloPoMo, I have invited Josephine Corcoran to collaborate with me on a joint-interview. I have interviewed her via email, which you can read here, and she has reci...
Anthony Wilson · 10M ago

#NaBloPoMo 21 – From the archives: Beverly Rycroft’s missing

  The other day I was asked what I look for in poetry. Needing to give a quick answer I said: I am looking to be surprised. I want to end up somewhere I could not have predicted I’d be at th...
Anthony Wilson · 10M ago

#NaBloPoMo 20 – On ambition

It wasn’t much of a day. I was in noodle-mode, sticking things into my day book, quotes and articles and poems that I had scavenged from around the place. Having a bit of a tidy up. Not real...
Anthony Wilson · 10M ago

#NaBloPoMo 19 – My son’s coats

Come to me as a heap on his bed, the Jurassic layers of his early adulthood here in Exeter abandoned for more serviceable items in a foreign city. The stonewashed denim jacket in pale indigo...
Anthony Wilson · 10M ago

#NaBloPoMo 18 – Afterwards

After they left, the house went very quiet. No one really knew about the quietness but me. I played a Nick Drake CD and lost an afternoon crying. I went for a walk by the river but all I saw...
Anthony Wilson · 10M ago

#NaBloPoMo 17 – Coffee? (meditation on a blog post by Josephine Corcoran)

If you came round for coffee these days you’d be offered decaff. Doctor’s orders, I’d say. And against my better judgement (and maybe your interest) I would tell you the whole story: the hea...
Anthony Wilson · 10M ago

#NaBloPoMo 16 – To autumn

What I love about autumn is the night arriving early. What I hate about autumn is the day leaving even earlier. What I love about autumn is eventually they run out of Grand Prix. What I hate...
Anthony Wilson · 10M ago

#NaBloPoMo 15 – from the archives: On finding Adélia Prado

She started as a name. There I was, following my nose, minding my own business, trying to ignore all instincts and recommendations  that were not stemming from somewhere below my waistline, ...