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Canada-Finland-Ireland-UK. JW. Poet. ISLAND OF TOWERS pamphlet @brokensleep. Mostly poetry tweets. Also likes Sherlock Holmes, spies, translation, climbing...

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Hi folks, I'm taking a mental health break from Twitter. I might pop in with a blog post or something but otherwise… https://t.co/rmHbKUawQV @Sir__Ian Hope it goes smoothly!"You cannot tell a story, whether it’s the story of American poetry or the story of American history or the story o… https://t.co/oUttv7GZRH
Retweeted by Clarissa AykroydFour days after #eddievanhalen passed, a tribute was performed by #carillonneur Malgosia Fiebig from the Dom Tower… https://t.co/qxLKutb0Zj
Retweeted by Clarissa AykroydThe fact that people continue to get bent out of shape about extremely rare negative reviews of books written by su… https://t.co/4u6MKZEXU1
Retweeted by Clarissa Aykroyd @GodzillaKent Yay ♥️ (not the fuzzy brain part the getting better part)Fantastic line-up for 'Paul Celan at 100', hosted by #CityLightsLIVE: Judith Butler, Fady Joudah, D.S. Marriott, an… https://t.co/E2N13242WG
Retweeted by Clarissa AykroydI think about this author photo a lot, usually when I’m hungry. https://t.co/tFpsxcPZBw
Retweeted by Clarissa Aykroyd“All people tend to misunderstand each other almost totally all the time.” — Marshall McLuhan
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10/19
2020
I've listed publications that currently review UK poetry books, with thanks to everyone who contributed to it on Tw… https://t.co/zI6UkcLTHX
Retweeted by Clarissa Aykroyd @B_Morgan14 @colin_bancroft @nemoloris @psk1797 @SashaDugdale @mj_sprackland @CarolineBirdUK Yeah, that's excessive… https://t.co/ERfHTMGp7yI am so delighted to see this mini essay online about translating Maria Stepanova’s In Memory of Memory for ⁦… https://t.co/P3YW4ChB3u
Retweeted by Clarissa Aykroyd @SaraMooreWagne1 @pinguinus He'll probably get into non fiction eventually. I was a very advanced reader from a ver… https://t.co/mnu5RYL6AM @mj_sprackland @zannahkearns @colin_bancroft @nemoloris @psk1797 @SashaDugdale @CarolineBirdUK Yes. This exactly. @zannahkearns @colin_bancroft @nemoloris @psk1797 @SashaDugdale @mj_sprackland @CarolineBirdUK In general, not just… https://t.co/uz75EM31PC @zannahkearns @colin_bancroft @nemoloris @psk1797 @SashaDugdale @mj_sprackland @CarolineBirdUK With magazines, as w… https://t.co/7QI8qt2kaE @colin_bancroft @nemoloris @psk1797 @SashaDugdale @mj_sprackland @CarolineBirdUK & finally, I think it's a good poi… https://t.co/aQBwR5ITx7 @colin_bancroft @nemoloris @psk1797 @SashaDugdale @mj_sprackland @CarolineBirdUK Of course I very freely share link… https://t.co/ffTPdRbGZ2 @colin_bancroft @nemoloris @psk1797 @SashaDugdale @mj_sprackland @CarolineBirdUK I'm a bit undecided still. I used… https://t.co/FMc6TWtCBt @Alayanabeth @SaraMooreWagne1 Oh, John Wyndham is a great choice for a mature child reader. I started reading him f… https://t.co/K4xbBh0Swj @SaraMooreWagne1 @Alayanabeth Clockwork Orange?! I have never dared to read or see that! 😂 @Estlinin @redbaronski That all sounds great! Good for her. @Alayanabeth @SaraMooreWagne1 Agreed. I actually haven't read Flowers for Algernon - an omission! @Alayanabeth @SaraMooreWagne1 Yes, a lot of the classics have sophisticated themes &/or are exciting, but are also… https://t.co/OjHZVql9co @SaraMooreWagne1 That was a fun book & film! Also nice to hear "the kids" enjoy it because obviously a lot of it is nostalgia. @SaraMooreWagne1 Also if he hasn't read Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising series, the protagonists are around his a… https://t.co/jLUjYZnmuM @SaraMooreWagne1 Ursula Le Guin's books (there are a lot of them!) if he likes sci-fi & fantasy. Perhaps Joseph Con… https://t.co/kLm3E9iBmyI have read too many "book reviews" which would be ok if they were rebranded as personal essays...but unfortunately… https://t.co/W8yKgLV7Qy @MarkAntonyOwen @exitthelemming This thread made me laugh. They're all kind of weird but adorable..it's funny that… https://t.co/7jFhJw0AOd @Jewelweed Also, I did a couple of Medieval Studies classes & they were awesome! I briefly considered minoring in i… https://t.co/G6ek54ooMw @Jewelweed I was considering doing an MA in English also but with a focus on Arthurian studies, so I could have tru… https://t.co/1KxvmKOY4mHello from the Arthur syde My courte hath lyke a thousande knightes
Retweeted by Clarissa Aykroyd @maryodonnell03 I feel like I belong to the last generation when it was not quite as difficult for students/new gra… https://t.co/EUwaiAqomj @JordanDavisPoet The worst for me is hearing about CW students who don't want to, or think they don't have to, read… https://t.co/NYWnUSBE6c @SLJcello That goes without saying 😉 @marypagones Yes. I think a lot of education can come from outside formal schooling but that is usually also depend… https://t.co/8ca4Mtm3iG @JordanDavisPoet Heh heh. Hearing you on this. @Estlinin @redbaronski Yay 😁 if you don't mind me asking, what kind of work has she been able to do subsequently? I… https://t.co/sZ2LP0Jjln @redbaronski Yes, the responses to this thread may suggest you're right! ie. Not that many people doing English deg… https://t.co/d3s7i3D8US @betweenstation1 @redbaronski I have thought about going back & doing an MA in publishing but honestly it would mos… https://t.co/V7kyt2DjFS @betweenstation1 @redbaronski I would have considered doing some kind of combined English & CW degree. But honestly… https://t.co/FbHcoTlCSB @nathanael_o I'm actually quite biased against business degrees but that may be ignorance on my part. They just sou… https://t.co/V0eantCN82 @maryodonnell03 My parents would have been shocked if I hadn't done English, haha. But it runs in the family, & the… https://t.co/EbnyLQme9w @marypagones It can of course be great to study for not purely financial reasons - but when you can end up with tha… https://t.co/Q7ydqV2cEU @marypagones I actually think too many are pushed to do uni degrees at all. Debt can be crippling & job prospects p… https://t.co/SePhxlonpbMy perception that everyone studies CW or business studies these days probably has to do w/ my age! I either know p… https://t.co/gOaReXlTHsInteresting responses to this, thank you all! It seems more are doing English degrees than I thought but maybe stil… https://t.co/31IQaQvrtp @muzzlehatch_ I must say China has never been high on my list - but it does sound fascinating. In Asia I have only… https://t.co/HSkPG7bvRtEating out alone is great. It's also great eating out with friends & family - currently more difficult. But somethi… https://t.co/ffqBOXj8QhIT’S OUT - ‘Deep Time 2’ has 97 poems from across the world with artwork by @wainwrightrebs The book is about ancie… https://t.co/jAcigKDYBN
Retweeted by Clarissa Aykroyd @brokensleep So glad he's doing better. I hope you are all coping x @redbaronski Doesn't everyone do either business studies or creative writing these days? 😉 But seriously, can you t… https://t.co/vILquv3BSQIt's weird that an English degree was a very normal & unremarkable choice when I did mine in the mid-late 90s & now… https://t.co/2USBIF94x3 @Jo_Bell Yes..but it's possible to feel a bit dubious without disowning all your former work (this may be what you'… https://t.co/ytM5HSeTkv @MattOswaltVA Oh Henry, but not that American version! The far superior Canadian version!!Tokyo Cairo New York City Paris London https://t.co/OVO8oCA1n1 @ConlinMc @karenyhan This is what I was thinking. It's such a special score because it works beautifully both in th… https://t.co/TIG5kH3kqq @anne_theriault "Rewarded"? Wow, that's passive aggressive!!
10/18
2020
@marypagones Yeah, I only did a little critical theory & it was more than enough @GaryHDexter You might need to be horrified & humiliated 😂150 years ago Kobayashi Kiyochika (小林 清親) started crafting the most cinematic woodblock compositions of all times.… https://t.co/vTSGlReDhW
Retweeted by Clarissa AykroydA beautiful new translation by Boris Dralyuk of an Armenian-American poet you might not be familiar with, introduce… https://t.co/XEjFPz0B5b
Retweeted by Clarissa Aykroyd @JoshCrewsReally Collective Soul in Victoria BC, 1995. I've kind of lost track of them, but it was a fantastic show 🥰 @RyanMcGoverne There was a book a few years ago which was something like "women who love music that hates women" &… https://t.co/GoPDQyzPBq @marinamaral2 It's funny because it's such a hipster look now. But this guy was no hipster!! 😁 @MarinaSofia8 That was an amazing film. I was just thinking I should watch it again. @natalie_morrill I think I would be thrilled simply that the Old Spaghetti Factory even looked at my profile 🥰 @AliceStainer Yes, that's a good way to put it! & often interesting to see what I wanted to write about & what inspired me. @221blonde I love this 😂#SherlockHolmes "was well known to the force, and the two constables at the door saluted him." (TWIS) #DrWatson https://t.co/VvNvG2jUHL
Retweeted by Clarissa Aykroyd @thedarkhorsemag @SunaAfshan Oh yes... Cairo Jag is incredible...among others. His best work is powerful, timeless… https://t.co/BRocBjIbFK @CerasusPoetry Yeah, that type of back story can make it more painful to contemplate 😬 I think I've tended to feel… https://t.co/47WWcmKlJu @ottaross Fresh eyes! Yes. & I miss that. I do think that the best poets retain a certain childlike view of...every… https://t.co/U5lSC950ao @stoneandthestar Agreed, I think one of the most beautiful things about poetry is the way it develops us, deepens u… https://t.co/TkIqGmTTWs
Retweeted by Clarissa Aykroyd @nathanael_o It is. I must say I've never felt the destruction impulse with my old poems. I did feel it recently wi… https://t.co/KRQC7VHLUiToday, we're delighted to have an introduction to @VKennefick poetry written by Carcanet/Northern House poet… https://t.co/XVGWovOAPV
Retweeted by Clarissa Aykroyd @SunaAfshan @thedarkhorsemag Some of my favourites are Desert Flowers, The Marvel & On a Return from Egypt. But ran… https://t.co/fgYh01ioy6An expedited package from the auld Scot 😍 https://t.co/EcuSWMpvI0
Retweeted by Clarissa Aykroyd @SunaAfshan @thedarkhorsemag I love him so much *despairing sobs* Have you read him before? His work has a mysteriously timeless feel. @ottaross Definitely. It just seems obvious to me that what I wrote when I was 15 isn't objectively great. I still… https://t.co/SatZWUyCQCPersonal feelings are personal feelings, & everyone is entitled to them, but s/times I wonder at the extreme drive… https://t.co/R3qqvSYPrTJust putting this out there: I'm always surprised when people talk about how horrified & humiliated they are by the… https://t.co/XTY2HOCNFr @DiodeBlue @ProfDavidMorley @SashaDugdale @tseliotprize @Carcanet It is a truly excellent collection that should wi… https://t.co/krOxBQRnKj.@DarceyOfficial is our guest editor for the latest issue of Dance Gazette. It feels right that the President of th… https://t.co/pIUlRPmFww
Retweeted by Clarissa Aykroyd @ScribblerSmith Yes!! I loved Deaf Republic but if anything I think maybe I liked Dancing In Odessa a little bit more... @pajnewman You know what I noticed though...these are based on English language searches. So are these local people… https://t.co/NwvYAWvuEN @h_allison_poet Nice photo. You must have your own Picture of Dorian Gray tucked away somewhere.Morning poets. If you looking for somewhere to submit your work to this weekend, Poets Directory has over 175 UK an… https://t.co/3YdlBQ5E4r
Retweeted by Clarissa Aykroyd @pajnewman And Spain! What is going on!! @KevinGardner520 I mean, REALLY! & I've enjoyed my visits to Spain & Portugal so much! 🤔😂 @GaryHDexter Ha! Yeah, I wouldn't mind a visit to the Paradise City right now - perhaps they can ensure that the men are attractive too! 😂
10/17
2020
The news has been pulling me away from art. So tell me, what good poetry news do you have? What poetry books shou… https://t.co/WqaoC1Rm1V
Retweeted by Clarissa Aykroyd @jasonguriel @thedarkhorsemag You'll write about her next time 😉These aren't quite what I expected, but fortunately I like the UK's question & would also consider relocating to Ic… https://t.co/5VIWyRMQGX @pajnewman Yeah, I often consult Reuters too. Thanks for the tips 😉 @SketchesbyBoze Maybe Aragorn too? 😉 @WELBooks 🤔 @pajnewman True. I know all media sources have their bias & it's always been that way, but lately I've realised I'm… https://t.co/zy26aXUj9w @PetraKamula February is rough. The trees absolutely transform my view, I must say. Without them the view would be *shrug* @stephennewton @JonnyGeller I remember that. It absolutely seems like the delusions of someone who watched too many of those films.
10/16
2020

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