Grey Heron

Grey Heron

A poem inspired by an afternoon’s birdwatching and the idea of interconnectedness. I was watching a heron stood stark still at the side of the lake before it launched itself at a passing fish.

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An Teallach

An Teallach

A poem about a wonderful mountain in the NW Highlands, whose name translates as something like 'The Anvil'. It's a narrow ridge with towers of Torridonian sandstone, perfect for winter mountaineering on a calm day.

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L'Angoisse de Penser / The Anguish of Thought

L'Angoisse de Penser / The Anguish of Thought

It's been a long time coming, but I've at last completed the translation of Evelyne Grossman's L'Angoisse de Penser, with the expert assistance of Louise Burchill. The text, published by University of Minnesota Press, examines the writing of such authors as Derrida, Lacan, Beckett, Levinas and Blanchot and delves into the creative thought residing at the heart of anguish. Here is an extract from the first chapter.

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