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coming home

They take away our belts so that we must hold
Our trousers up. The truly mad don’t bother
And thus are oddly hobbled. Also our laces
So that our shoes do flop about our feet.
so begins Anthony Hecht’s poem ‘Coming Home’ [1976], a creative retelling of the English poet John Clare’s escape from an asylum house in Essex [...]

art, it’s a snap : maggi hambling & may cornet

more snaps from the Snap 2012 exhibition (Art at Aldeburgh Festival) at Snape Maltings…
in one of the disused malt buildings, an interesting ‘conflation’ of traditional painting and sound installation by the suffolk-based artist Maggi Hambling…

you are the sea, maggi hambling 2012
this building is ‘presented’ in a state of elegant abandonment, not unlike a dystopian film [...]

in constable country, again

last year, i wrote that i planned to make a winter visit to constable country. well, dear reader, i did make a special visit to ‘Constable country’ in early march, which as any British person or Englishman will unhappily remind you if asked, still felt like the depths of winter. it was a bright day, [...]