Tuesday 30 April: Win CLPE Poetry Award for In the Land of the Giants (Salt)
Wednesday 1 May: YouTube of Sir Patrick Stewart reading my poem, The Matrix Reloaded for Dignity in Dying
Friday 3 May: Win BTBA (Best Translated Book Award) in USA
I haven't known a week like this, exhausting yet rewarding beyond measure. In fact it is two weeks. Cambridge reading on Tuesday 23rd, university the next day, London the next for PBS meeting, Warwick on Friday to give brief paper at the translation conference, Saturday a full day's writing workshop at the Writers Centre, Norwich. Sunday with guests and family.
This last Monday in Brighton for reading and discussion at Sussex University with Hungarian novelist Noémi Szécsi, staying overnight to go to London. Return home. Back down next day for drinks in memory of Valerie Eliot at The London Library. The next day at university and finishing review of Imre Kertész's Dossier K for The Times. Yesterday to Oxford for marvellous reading by Gerard Woodward, and later for news of the translation prize.
It does sound a crazy time, even to me. No time to reflect now as I am due to teach a whole day here. More later.