I have been a lifelong enthusiast for film, theatre, art, comics, graphic novels and natural history. I have written and published stories, poetry and book reviews, am writing a play and a novel, and can recite more poetry than anyone you're ever likely to meet.
Reason for blogging
The world celebrates artists and writers more than it celebrates politicians, bankers and lawyers. I am interested in permanent literature, what Ezra Pound defined as "news that stays new". Blake said "Poetry, painting and music are the three powers in man of conversing with paradise". I think the role of a fine critic is to raise a voice of discriminating praise and rectitude above the indifferent swamp of the masses which day by day partakes in its own cultural desolation and erosion.