Exercises in the higher banter with One of 26. Elsewhere called 'poet of adland'. By a whipple-squeezer. Find out why being beta is the new alpha: betarish at googlemail dot com
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Poetry: Stanza's Map of Scotland in poems
For most of the last year, the StAnza festival has been attempting to document Scotland through poems – a genius idea, I'm sure you'll agree.
The map is now live, and you can find it here. It's an eye-popping cavalcade of poems about place; just click on one of the pins to be transported to the words.
I've written a wee thing about Lerwick (confession: I've not yet visited – do give me a reason to, someone). And they're still on the hunt for poems for all the places not yet reached, so do suggest one, write one even.
Monday, November 17, 2014
In case you missed them last week, I had a stab at predicting what might happen in the poetry world next year...
Labels: poetry trends 2015 predictions
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Commercial: Soundcloud's Berlin Wall
Worth drawing your attention to if you've not already seen it... There's been much cant spoken about how and whether brands can use events from history for their own ends. The following from Soundcloud shows not only that it can be done, but also, perhaps, how.
Sunday, November 09, 2014
Friday, November 07, 2014
Poetry: Rialto Poetry School editors development programme
Did I tell you I was doing the above said thing? Well, if I didn't – there's the news.
And over at Campus I've blogged my initial reaction to the first pile of poems I've been reading through. Expect more over the next few months.
Monday, November 03, 2014
Poetry: In case you missed it department
'22 March...' was in the FT at the weekend. As you do. No, I couldn't believe it either.
Labels: poetry FT weekend ten 22 March
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Listorama: Facebook status updates vol 37
What's on your mind (BetaRish)?
The lamps never go out on social media
is an extended preamble
is struggling with remoteness, access
is tousled of mane
lacks a usable phrase for this slot
is a series of watery adjectives
The clowns have it hardest
is a silo-buster
1914 called. It wants its geopolitical instability back
has a knickerbocker and doesn’t know what to do with it
is readying his album of sentimental presentiments
Always good to bump into Beth Emmens in Hammersmith, plotting world domination
Will you still love a man out of time?
is quiet, and the good citizen is happy
is trying to discourage frivolous Facebooking, especially by servants
is dodging the inevitable
Bouncy bouncy run stop
is practising his forward defensive
is making hard lemonade
is the results of love and wine
is a dromomaniac
has been today he hasn’t filled this bit in
Crank, squeak, grind, pffut. That’d be my back saying hello
is a haptic interface
Whither the weather? Whatever
Tell you what
I wrote for luck
is still contemplating a riot after The Riot Club
Fag-packet constitution? Or the back of an envelope job?
Destiny thy name is Scone
is living in a Buster Keaton movie today
But what was decided?
This bird is waddling
Wishes J. Alfred a happy birthday
Bend and flex, flex and bend
Taste is on the tongue of the beholder
and the blue eagle blues
r u gonna poem doe? #nationalpoemday
is a house of tine and timber
Oh man, nervous already
Well, on we go
is being tidal
[insert rant about senior management types here]
Not sure emojis are widening my vocabulary
is now being followed by a black sheep
has failed to do this today
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Commercial: Continuous partial argument
Also known as some thoughts about the future of copywriting by me, now available over at Medium.