Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Liverpool University Press has just brought out Voyages Over Voices, which is a collection of essays on Anne Stevenson, as edited by Angela Leighton. I've got an essay in the volume, which deals with how Stevenson's poems often seem to have 'second thoughts'.
Monday, 20 September 2010
Monday, 23 August 2010
The latest edition of New Welsh Review has just appeared in my mailbox. Inside, I've got a longish review of Slanderous Tongues, an essay collection about recent Welsh poetry which is edited by Daniel G. Williams. There are also some poems by Meirion Jordan (surely a bright prospect) and Tim Liardet reviews the latest book by Gwyneth Lewis.
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
The Irish Chess Championship has just concluded in Dublin, and I finished in joint fifth place with 5.5/9 - my best performance since coming back to chess in 2006. My most memorable game was actually the one I lost to the eventual winner of the tournament, Alex Lopez from Cork. Apart from the debacle of misremembering the start-time for that game (which I could have forfeited - Alex sportingly agreed to play it out), it was a good event for me. Particularly with the black pieces where I scored 4/5, beating Mark Orr with the Leningrad Dutch and (somewhat fortuitously) winning a double rook endgame when two pawns down against Peter Cafolla.