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Anxiety, Density, Flight
A run through of the characteristics of Hungarian poetry down the centuries
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Attila Jozsef
A review of translations of the great mid-century Hungarian poet
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Budapest File Preface
As printed in the book.
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Deregulated Muse
A radio review of the book by Sean O Brien, dissenting...
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Eliot Prize Speech
Given on 19 January, 2004. Briefly traces Eliot through to Paterson, with comments on the entire short-list.
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Engage article
Written in support of the campaign to vote down the AUT boycott of Israeli universities.
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English Apocalypse Preface
As printed in the book.
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Fables of Home
An essay worrying about national identities etc first published in The Dublin Review
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Funereal Voices
One of two radio reports from Budapest on the 1989 political climate
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Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Speech
As given, more or less, on 19 April 2004 at Chelsfield Room, Royal Festival Hall
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Introduction to Portrait
A radio introduction to the title poem of Portrait of my Father in an Engliish Landscape
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Invisible Cities: Budapest
A review of Géza Buzinkay's history of Budapest. Cities and imagination.
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Missing Dates: A talk to the Guild of Pastoral Psychologists
The Guild is an association of Jungians who asked me to talk and read a few poems and so occupy about an hour and a half. They have a long and distinguished list of speakers over the seventy years of their existence, including Kathleen Raine. The lecture picks up (indeed, knowingly repeats) some themes in the Eiot lecture but is chiefly concerned in what poetry has to do with feeling.

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StAnza Lecture 2007: Possessing the Line
Lecture given 15 March 2007 in St Andrews.
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The Letter Paintings of Jan Mladovsky
A catalogue essay on irony in the work of the Czech-born artist
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The Lost Movies of Clarissa Upchurch
Tries to place the art of Clarissa Upchurch in the context of urban imagery, film noir and story-board.
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The Lost Movies of Clarissa Upchurch
Essay on Clarissa's work in terms of film noir, story board and the city, for Modern Painters
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The Translation of Poetry
Self-explanatory, I imagine. For the Poetry Book Society originally.
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Then I shall wear it
Accepting the role given you by others, in context of a review of the Hungarian Jewish-born artist, Imre Ámos
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Translating Nemes Nagy
Talk given at UEA conference, close to text of Introduction to The Night of Akhenaton: Selected Poems of Ánges Nemes Nagy (Bloodaxe, 2004)
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Underground in the Underground
One of a pair of radio reports from Budapest about the political climate in 1989
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