‘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 has worked as a poet, artist, academic, and publisher.
June 2007, no. 292 • 01 June 2007
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 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)