Wild Patience Diaries: Wise Guides to Slow Time (Spoken Word Version)

“I became a student of older traditions, where time had another measure. My only essential tools were now pens, paper, a park bench. Poetry. I travelled through time and space; landing in the east of five hundred years ago, a thousand. Kenko’s Essays in Idleness, Chōmei’s An Account of My Hut, Bashō’s Records of a Travel-Worn… Read More Wild Patience Diaries: Wise Guides to Slow Time (Spoken Word Version)

Why I Write Outside: Laps of Longhand

Genius loci, one regular calls me. Spirit of place.  This season, I kneel daily beside my town’s historic lido, writing slow on scrolls of pool-length paper while swimmers do fast laps and grab the lunchtime sun. Writer-in-residence. Genius loci, one regular calls me. Spirit of place.  The emergency which delivered me into this strange occupation… Read More Why I Write Outside: Laps of Longhand