Ian Templeman

Ian Templeman has worked as a poet, artist, academic, and publisher.

Ian Templeman reviews 'The Rome Air Naked' by Philip Salom

April 1996, no. 179 01 April 1996
Ian Templeman reviews 'The Rome Air Naked' by Philip Salom
‘But beside me I had a new laptop computer …’ The publisher’s promotional material which was included with the review copy of Philip Salom’s new poetry collection, The Rome Air Naked, indicated the book would be launched ‘with an innovative exhibition which will use computer technology to extend the written work into an aural, visual and multimedia presentation’. After reading the a ... (read more)

Ian Templeman reviews 'The City Of Empty Rooms' by Thomas Shapcott

June 2007, no. 292 01 June 2007
Ian Templeman reviews 'The City Of Empty Rooms' by Thomas Shapcott
I am not overlyGregarious. I wait and I watch. I keep a decentSilence. But there are some skills where I have power.At times I have spun a silk web strong as wire. These are the final lines of a poem entitled ‘Endings 111’ in Tom Shapcott’s recently published collection of poetry, The City of Empty Rooms. The poem is included in the final two sections of the book devoted to memories of ... (read more)

'Paper Gardener', a new poem by Ian Templeman

February 2011, no. 328 04 May 2011
Paper Gardener   Friends knew he lived alone in an old fashioned block of apartments with large windows facing the sea and a lift like a lion’s cage that gave a tired roar and a belch as it trundled to the fifth floor. His habitat was a cocoon high above the city’s motor zoo and lollipop trimmed trees sewn in neat rows across the green parks that had no knowledge of drought as summer ... (read more)