If at first you don’t succeed How many times must you try again? It’s blatantly obvious you don’t fit the breed Of reputedly notable dead white old men.   Continual rejections and failures reinforce That success is a Grail few can achieve Where the rules and requirements are written in Morse And the idea of … Continue reading Success

On (not) Writing

For Liz Stanley - who was right (sort of).   ‘Remember to write whilst working down there.’ You’re wilting already under her Basilisk stare, ‘Bang out an article whilst you sit on the plane, Bang out more articles you’re halfway to fame’.   For five years you lectured, marked essays and read, But those infamous … Continue reading On (not) Writing