Category Archives: Poetry

Tagore in Delhi Airport

On my way back from Silchar, India, where I participated in the Anuvad Arts Festival (more on that to follow), I had an 8-hour layover at Indira Gandhi International airport in Delhi, where I read the poems of Rabindranath Tagore … Continue reading

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White on Black Sketch #4 – Dante’s Inferno

In the last canto of Dante’s Inferno, the Florentine poet arrives at the center of the final circle of Hell, where he lays eyes on Lucifer himself. Here Hell has literally frozen over, and the Devil is described as encased … Continue reading

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Heresy’s musical adaptation of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot featuring my comic -Full video now available!

And what a monumental and magnificent creation it is! Heresy is a New York-based progressive rock band that has been playing together since the 70s. Prufrock, their first album since 1989, includes this wonderful 16-song suite setting to music of … Continue reading

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White on Black Sketch #3 – Shiudiao Getou II

In honour of the first full moon of 2017 (and the last of the Year of the Monkey), here is another white-gouache-on-black-paper sketch inspired by “Shiudiao Getou,” a famous poem by the 11th-century Chinese poet Su Shi (or Su Tungpo). … Continue reading

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Preview of video for Heresy’s musical adaptation of “Prufrock” featuring images from my comic

Heresy is a New York-based progressive rock band that has been playing together since the 70s. A few months ago they released Prufrock, their first album since 1989, which includes a 16-song suite setting to music “The Love Song of J. … Continue reading

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Leonard Cohen in The Tower of Song

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“I am in Bed with You, too” by Emma Barnes for New Zealand National Poetry Day

This August 25th, as part of New Zealand’s National Poetry Day, Victoria University of Wellington’s Wai-te-ata Press hosted Transpositions, an event celebrating New Zealand women poets and their translators. One of the event’s organizers, Francesca Benocci (My “Partner in Rhyme” … Continue reading

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