Monthly Archives: July 2023

Book Review: Sharon Olds’ Balladz (poetry)

Balladz by Sharon Olds My rating: 5 of 5 stars I think I must have discovered Sharon Olds’ book The Gold Cell in my late teens or early twenties, and then worked my way backwards as well as reading her … Continue reading

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Hi Andy, it’s Andy

I had a routine with Andy, whether by email or phone, where I’d immediately greet him with ‘Hi Andy. It’s Andy.’ This amused me inordinately and Andy agreed, telling me once, ‘It never gets old’. Way back in 2011, in … Continue reading

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