POLYply 15, London WC1, January 12th 2012, 1900hrs

On Thursday 12th January, I will be reading as part of the next POLYply event at the Centre for Creative Collaboration, 16 Acton Street, London WC1.

The POLYply series is organised by members of the Poetics Research Group at Royal Holloway (University of London).

The theme / topic is ‘colour’.

I will be reading along with

Sam Dowd
Robert Hampson
Nisha Ramayya
Dawn Scarfe

[entry is free]


christmas card 2011


this year’s Christmas card has gone out by airmail, inland mail, and by email …


best wishes, Mark xx



sources or suggestions from:

The Annunciation to the Shepherds, Emerson-White Hours, Master of the Houghton Miniatures.

Adoration of the Kings, Jacopo Bassano.

Annunciation to the Shepherds, Hours of René d’Anjou, Egerton Master.

Mystic Nativity, Sandro Botticelli.

The Annunciation to the Shepherds, Book of Hours, Bedford Master.

Mark the Evangelist, Mstislav Gospel.

what remains and is to come – Harberton Parish Hall – Dec 16th 2011

what remains and is to come
dialogue, performance, installation, research

what remains and is to come is an ongoing collaboration between Katrina Brown and Rosanna Irvine in which they work with paper charcoal body and digital technologies; during the week of 12 December they will continue working and have invited me to participate in dialogue with them as writer and another eye or body in the space

through the week we will be focusing around the materiality of breath, the ‘emotional’ body, and how language might interface with or emerge through these explorations

we are inviting a few people to a sharing of work following our week and
to dialogue with us after the event over tea and mince pies!!

at Harberton Parish Hall on Friday 16 December at 3pm;

please let us know if you plan to attend


Harberton Parish Hall is situated about three miles to the south-west of Totnes. Take the A381 out of Totnes (towards Kingsbridge). After approx 1.5 miles turn right – signpost to Harberton. When in the village, take a right turn sign-posted ‘Parish Hall.’ The hall is about 300 metres up the hill on the left. There is ample parking on the hall site.

Harberton Parish Hall: Tristford Road Harberton Totnes TQ9 7SE