TV and Film Screenplays, theatre, musicals, radio plays and a novel
I love poetry in translation
I love its vagueness and imperfection
It doesn't pretend to be important
But fumbles to recover
Something we can never quite accept
That meaning is approximate and
Only in our heads.
I find poetry in translation
Much more real and honest,
None of the insistencies of rhyme,
Those endless nuances of reference,
Till words become so concrete
They drop like stones.
Too many poets polish and scrub their work
Burnishing the surface so carefully that
They can only see their own faces.
For a translation is just a window, a partial
View, just clear enough to see through
Without too much reflection.
I love poetry in translation.
It reminds us not to fuss too much,
Get hung up on the words themselves.
It tells us - if we want to hear - there is world
Outside behind between beyond language
Where reality breathes. Yes. Listen.
Back around the early dawn of the internet, I started playing with Flash animation and some of my favourite poems.
Occasional Song Lyrics - occasionally with music
And er... yeah... that's me with the buffon hair and eyebrows, watching the jacket fly under Joey Ramone's elbow. This is the closet to rock stardom I ever got while working at Friars Aylesbury from 1976 to 1980. Oh. That and working with the fabulous Marcos D'Cruze
As the Prospect Piece about the Obama Campaign in 2008 explains, I've been increasingly involved in the political blogosphere, especially in the US, for several years now. That's partly out of political passion, but also a sense of drama: I've discovered some of the best one-liners for my dramas - and a raft of amusing Lulz Images - while debating in the political blogosphere.
My main work/entertainment can be found here:
1. Daily Kos - where I blog under the name Brit. My most popular series of 'diaries' has been a sequence about Hackgate called 'The Fall of the House of Murdoch'. You can see a lot of these stories and many others in the same mould by fellow 'Kossacks' by following the FOTHOM tag which I created.
I don't pretend to be a proper political activist, or particularly informed about news and current affairs. However I do believe in online advocacy, citizen journalism, and the capacity for all of us to become involved either by fundraising, spreading news and awareness, or merely having our minds opened by political debate: as I explain in this piece.
Below is a selection of some of my most popular posts.