On Bentham’s Head

Opponent of slavery. Advocate of gay and animal rights. Social reformer. Conceptualiser of the Panopticon - a method of incarceration coupled with complete surveillance. What a curious, contradictory figure Jeremy Bentham was. Is. Because even though he died in 1832, this enlightenment social philosopher wanted his body to remain present in the world. Literally. So he requested … Continue reading On Bentham’s Head

A couple of experimental / daft poems in homage to Ivor Cutler

Tokyo nightlines (concrete poem formed from the deconstruction of a Google translated story in The Asahi Shinbun 19/7/2018) The Financial Services Agency was on a famous entertainer,  I explained to Seiko Noda, who had been pointed out by "a friend.” Mr. Noda who was deeply involved in business illegality, having affairs with the officials of … Continue reading A couple of experimental / daft poems in homage to Ivor Cutler

Book Review: Babylon Berlin

Gereon Rath, the hero of Volker Kutscher’s hit detective series set in pre-war Berlin, arrives in the capital from provincial Cologne with a weight of guilt and expectation on his shoulders. He’s assigned to the Vice squad, and before too long is exposed to the lengendarily sleazy underbelly of the city. When a car containing … Continue reading Book Review: Babylon Berlin