Nothing Is More Real Than Nothing.

My piece, 'A Surprising Success: The Maas Ice-Cream Empire 1935-76' (A Family History by Henry Eves), is published today in the anthology 'Nothing Is More Real Than Nothing: Writings On Ezra Maas' [Valley Press] I first became aware of the reclusive artist, Ezra Maas, several years ago through the writings of his biographer, Daniel James. … Continue reading Nothing Is More Real Than Nothing.

Cassettes Live @ Three Tanners Bank — Experiments in Fiction

First time back out in a while at the cool 3 Tanners Bank in North Shields where I Was made most welcome by the crew and crowd. I Wonder where three years went... Many thanks to Experiments In Fiction for capturing the evening in words and film. Thank you. https://www.youtube.com/embed/A0-5hFBHMq8?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en&autohide=2&wmode=transparent Marking their post-pandemic return to … Continue reading Cassettes Live @ Three Tanners Bank — Experiments in Fiction

The Selected Gush (1880-1910)

Letter to The Times Sir - I cannot abide the slender new volume, The Selected Gush (1880-1910). But, who among us, in all honesty, could say they've never once been smitten by her louche, languid lines of lust (described in this very journal as 'fin de siècle erotica')? No! Neither I! I've annotated her verse … Continue reading The Selected Gush (1880-1910)

The Unauthorised Biography of Ezra Maas (Daniel James, Dead Ink 2018) – review.

D. James' genre-mashing/-defying debut is described (rightly so) as a postmodern noir-detective story, but it reads as much more than this. It is a pseudo-biographic study of the elusive, mysterious, multimedia, avant-garde artist, Ezra Maas: one of the strangest artistic geniuses to almost emerge during the late 20th/early 21st century. For such a prolific figure … Continue reading The Unauthorised Biography of Ezra Maas (Daniel James, Dead Ink 2018) – review.

Three Favourite Blogs For March!

Three sites, three bloggers that I'd like to recommend as my favourites for March. Please give them a view, a nod, a wink.   https://ivors20.wordpress.com Ivor describes himself as an amateur poet from Geelong. And, by amateur, I understand him to mean in the true sense... Amateur: 18th cent., from French, from Italian amatore, from Latin … Continue reading Three Favourite Blogs For March!

Five Top November Blogs To Check.

Signposting you toward my favourite sites for November. Props to the 5 tops/recommended sites to visit/check/ this month... https://william-michaelian.com ... high-end prose poetry. https://blackwings666.wordpress.com ... daily classic horror film/rock n roll reviews. Lots of ace going off here! https://fictionalmachines.com ...  photography, high-art perceptionwork, poetry. https://brianlageose.blog ... hollywood/bonnywood manor! deconstructed classic movie humour, sarcasm, fiction ... … Continue reading Five Top November Blogs To Check.