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Grounded Poetry – On Being Local

There’s a song called All the Way from Tuam, by an Irish band called The Saw Doctors, which has a line that goes (roughly) ‘No matter where you’re from, everyone’s local’. They were a lot bigger then – 2009, I’d guess, and they were being interviewed about their music. They explained that they had found,… Read More »

#Deranged Poetess

The #derangedpoetess debate seemed to me important on several levels. It wasn’t only that Oliver Thring seemed to me to be condescending to Sarah Howe as a poet and an academic, nor that he dismissed a lot of reasoned and specific criticism as the work of ‘deranged poetesses’. The very fact that such an interview… Read More »

Seasonalight

I first came across the photographer and eco-campaigner Ginny Battson on twitter, where I was fascinated by her beautiful photographs, and her well thought out campaigns for preserving natural habitats and teaching eco-literacy as a standard element in education. Her blog Seasonalight has inspired and stimulated a lot of my own thinking about ecology, permaculture… Read More »

The Power Behind my On-Line Presence

I won’t be doing this often, don’t worry. But something exciting just happened in my family, and I feel the need to celebrate – and include a bit of shameless promotion of the power behind my on-line presence. This is Naomi, my younger daughter. She is also NMRimmer, who designed this site – and the… Read More »

Laudato Si

  Laudato Si is the most recent encyclical issued by Pope Francis this year, which deals with the environment. Its theme is set by the subtitle “On Care for Our Common Home”, and it has been widely praised for its absolute commitment to the duty of taking responsibility for the damage humans are doing to… Read More »