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No. 66, Visions of Albion II (December 2013-January 2014)

Posted in 6. Sixth Series (2013) on January 31, 2014 by thesorcerersapprenticeonline

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Table of Contents

01.          Dove Beauty Cream Bar

02.          Junk Mail

03.          Wimbledon

04.          Menu du Jour

05.          Berlin Joke

06.          Beaufort Scale

07.          Minimum Fish Sizes

08.          Burger King

09.          Lowry and the Poetry of Modern Life

10.          Private Property

11.          PaddingtonCentral

12.          Rotherhithe Tunnel

13.          Looking After Our World

14.          Mourning of Forgetting

15.          Cley Marshes

16.          Everyone

17.          Midwinter Spring

18.          Subject Assessment

N.B. This information is provided to assist the public, and is not a full or definitive statement of poetics. For the latter purpose, reference must be made to the relevant European Commission legislation, UK Acts of Parliament, Statutory Instruments and local poetry bylaws, which may be amended from time to time.

No. 66, Visions of Albion I (December 2013-January 2014)

Posted in 6. Sixth Series (2013) on January 30, 2014 by thesorcerersapprenticeonline

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Table of Contents

01.          HOW THE DEAD LIVE

No 13. Douglas Allen Estate Agents

No 23. Ladbrokes

No 25. Vacant Lot

No 67. Quicksilver

No 73. Sajid Cash & Carry (Lebara Mobile)

No 75. Mybond Pawnbrokers

Gillett Street

John Campbell Road

02.          Spring

03.          Libidinal Economies

04.          Summer

05.          Be Intoxicated

06.          Event Horizon

07.          An Introduction to Class

08.          Croham Hurst to Epping Forest

09.          Carn Menyn

10.          Have You Seen This Man?

11.          Waste Fox

12.          Cave of Dreams

13.          New Year

I was described today as ‘ready to work’, like something off a clothes rail. Actually, in the newspeak of our Orwellian times, I was called ‘workready’. But in truth I’ve never been less ready to work. On the contrary, I’m ready to live. And you, who complain so loudly and incessantly about having to support those who do not work, ask yourselves who supports you. Yourself? And who else? Who starves so you can eat so well and with such wonderful variety? Who and what is it that you support? If you think a life without work is easy, you try it. If the work you do is so very hard, stop doing it. Trust me, you’d be lost. If you think work is hard, you should try living. But are you ready to? By the look of you I doubt it. All I see around me are the corpses of the dead. My legs are tired from stepping over them. No, I think it better, after all, that you keep on working. If you take my advice, leave living to the living, and let the dead keep on working.

Special edition, Jerusalem (November 2013)

Posted in 6. Sixth Series (2013) on November 15, 2013 by thesorcerersapprenticeonline

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No. 65, Ancient Britons (November 2013)

Posted in 6. Sixth Series (2013) on November 14, 2013 by thesorcerersapprenticeonline

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Table of Contents:

01.       Graves, The White Goddess (1948)

02.       Wikipedia, Four Derivations of Badger (2013)

03.       Elmer, Portrait of the Poet as a Dead Badger (2013)

I               The Stranger

II              A Dead Fox

III             The Skull

IV             A Dead Badger

V              Pilgrimage

VI             The Poet

04.       Anon, Anglo-Saxon Riddle (c. 960-990)

05.       Clare, The Fox (1836-37)

06.       Clare, The Badger (1836-37)

07.       Thomas, The Coombe (1914)

08.       Hughes, The Thought-Fox (1957)

09.       Hughes, Coming Down Through Somerset (1975)

10.       Hughes, Foxhunt (1975)

11.       Hughes, A Solstice (1978)

12.       Heaney, Badgers (1979)

13.       Kearns, Lockjaw (2013)

14.       Bêcheur, Badger (2013)

15.       Cohen, Writ of Outlawry (2013)

16.       Elmer, Badger Hunting (2013)

The arguments for the badger cull put forward by this government are motivated not by the scientific evidence for its affectivity but by the subsidisation of farming in the U.K. and the cost of compensating farmers for slaughtered cattle. The scientific community has said as much. But for the farmer whose cattle is threatened by the tuberculosis that only 30% of badgers carry, the badger is more than a pest that threatens his livelihood. Like the fox, the badger is one of the last remaining creatures outside of our control, beyond our ken, a wild and untameable beast that inhabited these isles long before man’s domestication of animals as livestock. Like a rebellious worker outside the farm’s factory gates, the badger represents the freedom we desire and fear. He is not an investment to be bought and sold at a profit. He does not labour to increase the wealth of his owners. He has no use in a world in which use has become the primary measure of value. If the fox, as Hughes said, is the magician of the wood, the badger is its poet, and for that reason, ultimately, the government plans to kill 100,000 of them over the next five years. 

No. 64, The Bridge by the House of Earth (October 2013)

Posted in 6. Sixth Series (2013) on October 14, 2013 by thesorcerersapprenticeonline

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Table of Contents

01.           James Memorial, Ynysangharad Park, Pontypridd (2010)

02.           James, Old Land of my Fathers (1856)

I. THE MAP OF LOVE (1933-1939)

03.           Thomas, Especially when the October wind (1934)

04.           Thomas, The force that through the green fuse (1934)

05.           Thomas, And death shall have no dominion (1936)

06.           Thomas, We lying by seasand (1939)

07.           Thomas, On no work of words (1939)


08.           Thomas, Poem in October (1946)

09.           Thomas, In my craft or sullen art (1946)

10.           Thomas, Fern Hill (1946)

11.           Thomas, Ballad of the Long-legged Bait (1946)


12.           Thomas, Poem on his Birthday (1952)

13.           Thomas, In the White Giant’s Thigh (1952)

14.           Thomas, Do not go gentle into that good night (1952)

15.           Thomas, Lament (1952)

IV. UNDER MILK WOOD (1952-1954)

16.           Thomas, Prologue (1952)

17.           Thomas, Llareggub (1954)

18.           Thomas, Under Milk Wood (1954)

19.           The Old Bridge over the River Taff, Pontypridd (c. 1900)


Dylan Thomas always rejected the label of ‘Welsh poet’. He didn’t speak the Welsh language, hadn’t been influenced by the Welsh bardic tradition, and was utterly uninterested in Welsh nationalism. His often-quoted line about his homeland (‘The land of my fathers. And my fathers can have it!’), whether or not it expressed his own view, was placed by him in the mouth of the character of Owen-Morgan Vaughan, who, like Thomas, seeks fame and fortune in London in his screenplay for the 1948 film The Three Weird Sisters. Thomas did acknowledge, however, that whenever inspiration failed him he went back to Wales, and specifically to the town of Laugharne, on the coast of Carmarthenshire, where he stayed, on and off, from 1938, finally moving into his famous boathouse there in 1948. By then Thomas had only five years left to live, but in that time he would return, both in person and in his poetry, to the land of his fathers.

No. 63, Arbeit Macht Frei (September 2013)

Posted in 6. Sixth Series (2013) on September 14, 2013 by thesorcerersapprenticeonline

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Table of Contents

1.           Bataille, Reflections on the Executioner and Victim (1947)

2.           Elmer, A Visit to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

3.           Arbeit Macht Frei

4.           Model of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

5.           SS Village

6.           Station Z

7.           Soviet War Memorial

They say that every time you visit Berlin the streets have changed names and a new building has taken the place of an old one; but that night, as I drifted off to sleep, the image of Station Z came back to me like a scene from a horror movie: the cast-iron doors of the crematoria; the Jews praying in a pool of white light; and between them a German screaming at me: ‘Schneller! Schneller!’

No. 62, Meltdown (July 2013)

Posted in 6. Sixth Series (2013) on July 25, 2013 by thesorcerersapprenticeonline

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Table of Contents

                I.   ACTIVISM WEEKEND (Saturday 15 June, 2013)

  1.           Map of Southbank

  2.           Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band

  3.           Yoko Ono, Between My Head and the Sky (2009)

  4.           Art and Activism

  5.           Let’s Start a Pussy Riot book cover (2013)

  6.           Shaping Our Own Futures

  7.           Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band publicity shot (2013)

  8.           Double Fantasy Live

  9.           Lennon and Ono, Double fantasy Stripped Down (2010)

10.           The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

11.           The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus logo

12.           Imagine

                II.  FUTURE NOW WEEKEND (Saturday 22 June, 2013)

13.           Yoko Ono publicity shot (2013)

14.           Instructions

15.           Yoko Ono, Acorn (2013)

16.           Take Me To The Land Of Hell

17.           Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, Moonbeams (2013)

18.           Poetry, Activism and the Future

19.           Southbank Festival of Neighbourhood logo

20.           We’re All In This Together

21.           Conservative Party, We’re All In This Together (2010)

22.           Oh Yoko

23.           Yoko Ono’s Meltdown poster (2013)

24.           Meltdown

Our epoch, which presents its own time to itself as made up of numerous and frequently recurring festivals, is in reality an epoch without festivals. Those moments when, under the reign of cyclical time, the community participated in a luxurious expenditure of life, are strictly unavailable to a society where neither community nor expenditure exists outside the circulation of capital. The reality of time has been replaced by its publicity.

– Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle (1967)