When I read Sharon Old’s Pulitzer and T.S. Eliot winning collection Stag’s Leap I think, yes, it’s enough to write truly great poetry that reaches the innermost carriages of human experience––a mutable purposive poetic flow. Can I ever do it that well? If I try all of my life––I will try all of my life. I just heard on the radio that Seamus Heaney has died. They played a recording of him reading At the Wellhead, in memorandum.
Boundary Speak (Diaries 2013-2021) centrally focuses on reportage of my life’s happenings, notes on readings, phantasms or wild forays, riffs off music or footnotes from poems that take me on a strange journey and thought fragments. My outsider artwork is focal on my Re-learn your Alphabet for the Twenty-First Century drawings (some of which are collaborations with my children), my robot series, as well as many other drawings undertaken over the period 2013-2021.