Mmm, yes and no, Doug, have you read her novella 'Navigatio' ?, especially
Chapter 10. Which is worthy of Patrick White. I better shut up about this
now as she's due back on line later on from a visit to her mom's over the
weekend and I'm sure I'll get a bollocking for this.
Dave (about to hide in a corner)
A Chide's Alphabet
Painting Without Numbers
----- Original Message -----
From: "Douglas Clark" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2002 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: Alison Croggon's 'Attempts at Being'
I dont think she has written her best work yet, but she is
working up to it.
Douglas Clark, Bath, England mailto: [log in to unmask]
Lynx: Poetry from Bath .......... http://www.bath.ac.uk/~exxdgdc/lynx.html
On Sun, 31 Mar 2002, david.bircumshaw wrote:
> yes, Doug, the little bugger can write. One of the things I like about the
> 'Attempts at Being' texts is the way the long lines that often happen
> space, in a way women aren't supposed to do. Simultaneously there is a
> lyrical and meditative impulse that focuses on shorter lines, as in the
> poems of hers in Chide's Alphabet issue one (and btw, I'm not ashamed to
> admit this, if it hadn't been for her encouragement A Chide's Alphabet
> would have never came into being.)
> David Bircumshaw
> Leicester, England
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> Painting Without Numbers
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Douglas Clark" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2002 3:31 PM
> Subject: Alison Croggon's 'Attempts at Being'
> Just to say that I think this is a tremendous book. I
> am reading it every morning to start me off. She really
> can write. The dramatic texts are even better than the
> poems at times. You should buy it. From Salt.
> Douglas Clark, Bath, England mailto: [log in to unmask]
> Lynx: Poetry from Bath ..........