The poetry conference at St. Anne’s ended today and I’ve met some really interesting and superbly well-informed people. Michael Donaghy’s vision for this conference was a sound one – his idea that academics and poets would have lots to say to each other is certainly one worth pursuing and he was very much there in spirit the whole weekend and always talked about with such affection by everyone.
Tonight I went to Mass with Vespers at Blackfriars and it was absolutely magical I felt so uplifted by the whole experience.
Back to writing in the lovely Corpus library tomorrow. I have come to love it there, at my own special table near the ‘Horace’ corner.