The Early Days of a Better Nation

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

'in the English-speaking countries the word "poetry" would disperse a crowd quicker than a fire-hose.'

Orwell must have been wrong about that, or things have changed. The crowd for the launch of Where Rockets Burn Through filled the venue and stayed there, and everyone had a good time. Skiffy-themed cup-cakes on the table and an emergency bag of breathable air and space-ration sweets on every seat were part of the package.

Chris Scott has a fine photo collection here. Thanks to Napier University's social media team, you can see and hear me declaiming two poems here.

There's still time to get a copy to all your friends for Christmas, at a seasonal discount of 20% off.


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