Being Beta

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

Friday, January 27, 2012

Commercial: 26 Treasures - The Book

So you've no doubt all heard on Unbound, the whizzy new way to get books out into the world.

We at 26 are delighted to be working with them on 26 Treasures: The Book. It's grown out of the various 26 Treasures exhibitions that have happened around the country the last few years, where writers are paired off with objects in various museums, then dared to explore the relationship between object, words, writer, place, time, memory...

It's led to the creation of a new form - the 'sestude' - and lots and lots of wonderful writing.

Which you could now have in your hands. All you have to do is head over to the Unbound website and pledge your support.

And considering that doing so means that you could get your hands on new writing by (deep breath) Andrew Motion, Gillian Clarke, Alexander McCall Smith, Paul Muldoon, Bernard McLaverty, Maura Dooley and Michael Longley, amongst others; well, really, I can't believe you haven't already.


Friday, January 06, 2012

Poetry: Penny secrets

A new thing. I have no idea whether I'll keep it up. Whether I'll be able to keep it up. But, y'know. Worth a shot and all that.


Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Hark! A half marathon!

So, I'm finally putting my creeky knee joints to some practical use, and running the 2012 Bath Half Marathon in March, for the grand lads and lasses of CoppaFeel!

You'll get bored of me asking for these shakedowns with increasingly hysterical regularity, so why not do yourself a favour, and just give now? ;)