'Your newly chosen philosophy degree gradually morphs into a literature one and with a dose of Sartrean self-creativity (life being malleable, existence rather than essence) you edit the university’s poetry magazine, write stories, plays, even act...'
'For any writer of poetry, prose, essays for your course, reading aloud highlights stumbling blocks of all kinds. My sense of the ebb and flow of a poem is always clarified because I distract myself in the physical act of standing and speaking. '
'Her multitudinousness spawns my passive respect for numbers, speed, spectacle, calculation; all of which barely disguises the non-event. I attend with others, but spend as much time watching a screen as the performance.'