"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Thom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied within seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not?"
WHO READS WHEN YOU CAN TEXT?
What is the point of literary degrees?
Why have graduate and post-graduate studies in "English"
when our whole world opens up as a fractal multi-verse epic saga opera.
Has academic literary studies become historical/classical-a time capsule
stretching from Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts to online publishing.
Town vs Gown.The University is no longer its own precinct.
Marketing has ravaged principles of "art for arts sake"
into a Snakes and Ladders career path fragile,precarious,dangerous..
For the politics of learning have changed values.
Awareness of social issues questions the "relevance"of research
Tyranny of Contemporary dilutes the quality of esoteric literary studies
And who can justify studying the ancient in a world aflame with unresolved issues?
(First they came for God; then they came for the English departments.)