Tag Archives: John Elliott

Revelations

I wasn’t sure I would go and if I did that I’d read; there was nothing appropriate in Mayakovsky to pay tribute to John’s communism.  John – not Elliott – wanted to go; of the Writers’ Group, he rated John’s … Continue reading

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The Different Skies Writing Group

I arrived at the Different Skies writing group in Chinatown the same time as Bea and Merlin. “Are you Alistair?” I asked in a room upstairs, leaving the brought bottle on a table. “No, I’m Geoff,” who pointed, “He’s Alistair,” … Continue reading

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Poems

My publisher sent me three copies of the book my poems were in, Sacrum Regnum II by Hieroglyphic Press. That pleased me. I skipped to see and at a glance saw one was omitted and over another Horatian was misspelt. … Continue reading

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Coup, to Susan Scott

John Elliott was for drawing a line under the writers group on Langton’s closing down. We were after all published. It had served its purpose. I wanted to see, though, if it couldn’t be continued. One member, Kevin, solved the … Continue reading

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The Writers’ Group October Meeting in Parkshot

On my way to the WG, I was ambushed by Diana who wanted to know were we still friends. Yes, but I hadn’t time to listen to her long story of self even if she did cut it short which … Continue reading

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Fate

I started wearing the blue, white-edged jacket John gave me he probably stole. At the last writers group meeting John Elliott asked if a piece of paper was mine. It was one I put shopping notes on. During the session … Continue reading

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The Writers’ Group Meets Kevin’s Other

The notice boards had been removed except those rendered (one can only suppose by Loonie Rooney) inviolable with glass. John Elliott and I sat until I was giving up and starting a read to get it over with when Jacqui … Continue reading

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