catalogue of unabashed gratitude – ross gay

Learning to Read #6 First impressions, when the book opens for you, are that this is a short line poet; lines of two or three or four single syllable words, few capitals, variable punctuation, elastic sentence structure. It’s not always true; “weeping” and “spoon”, for example, broaden into more substantial couplet poems, and the title poem…

Spiv

Learning to Write #3 I feel quite strongly about some things, one of them being that the current funding crisis is driving the British Health Service to it’s knees, despite all the efforts of some wonderful staff who make sacrifices of themselves that go way beyond job descriptions and standard hours. I went to the…