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What the Hell
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There is writing in them that pleases me. So I have mingled them amongst the short pieces, making the book a gathering of oases that have spurted a little water, or have run out of a proper supply.
Nought - Snapshot for Victor Sugar
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Nought (Snapshot for Victor Sugar); again, using autobiographical material to start with, but moving into a narrative that moves in and out of “reality”. Starts in Scarborough where... More > George, an old man lives on his own. A strange experience causes him to enter a short-story competition in honour of VS Pritchett; but he over-writes and the story itself becomes part of a larger novel, which shifts from Southampton, by a series of unexpected events, to Scarborough, finishing with a climax which questions the realistic nature of the novel-form.< Less
The Station of Oi
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Three collections of poems based upon art reproductions, photographs and other card designs. After a visit to the Hiroshige Exhibition at the Royal Academy in London during September 1997, I... More > purchased a pack of ten cards, thinking they were all different, with a view to writing a poem on each to celebrate various relatives' and friends' birthdays. When it turned out the cards carried the same illustration - that of The Station of Oi. from the artist's series of sixty-nine woodcuts based on the stations of the Kisokaido Road - I decided to attempt ten meditations around the one theme. The first meditation celebrated my daughter Pat's birthday on October 1st, and the last my son Andrew's birthday on December 8th. Those in between are all written for friends. The final meditation relates to me personally and is a statement about my own confused journey at my sixty-ninth station of life.< Less
Crossing the Line
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Crossing the line was written during 1966. In a blank verse clearly got at by the rhythms of the sea, the poet draws together his feelings about his own country at the time and his wish to get free... More > of it for a while; and then explores, through the events and people on board, the practical and symbolic effects of crossing into the Southern Hemisphere for the first (and, as it now seems likely, the last) time in his life. As it happened, he returned to Britain two years later, after his first stint. The line crossed though remained real and sharply divided his life into two halves.< Less
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CRUCIAL EXPERIENCES is part of RG Gregory’s venture to turn nearly seventy years of writing, (poems, plays, fiction, non-fiction and poem-graphics) into e-books. RG Gregory was born in... More > Southampton in 1928, the second of five children of a docker. He was evacuated to Bournemouth in 1939, joining Taunton’s Grammar School in the same year, and stayed there for six years. He spent nineteen years as a teacher (in Hampshire, Uganda and Shropshire) before founding the theatre and community arts company, Word And Action (Dorset), retiring after thirty years on his seventy-fifth birthday. In 2006 he returned to Shropshire, did seven productions in three years and eased off to run a U3A poetry writing group, Tuesday Treasury, still in existence.< Less
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