Jim Newcombe

Jim Newcombe

"Cut is the branch that might have grown full straight..."

Jim Newcombe

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Jim Newcombe

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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.

About me

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.

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📚 20 books read per year

🏆 50 submissions per year