The portrait.

Further to my last entry I thought you might like to have a look at the portrait.

The Archibald. Art or artifice?

I know that I leave myself open here to the accusation of  "sour grapes", since Helen Lawson's excellent portrait of me was not one chosen by the judges of this year's Archibald Prize, but having seen the acceptances I really have to wonder.…

The love letters that started it all

I have written for a living for most of my life. Much of what I have written has been written for others; advertisements, documentaries and such. Today, as I write just for myself and I hope sometimes for the enjoyment of others, I have often…

I finished that poem today

Over the years, as you'll see from these posts from time to time, I've often written of war. I am by no means a pacifist but I do believe that war is the clearest evidence that the world is mad. I have always believed that. In fact, my chosen…

Travelling the www with L plates.

Funny thing about life - just when you think you know it all along comes a whole new world of stuff that you never figured you'd ever need to learn. Then, for example, you decide to send your book of verse  into cyber space and off you go yourself,…