author: Peter Steele

  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    To exhilarate their minds

    • Peter Steele
    • 03 July 2012
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    Here's the mint still on my hands. A wreath, so Pliny thought was 'good for students, to exhilarate their minds'. Late in the course, I’ll settle for a sprig or two.

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    After the Latin

    • Peter Steele
    • 04 May 2010
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    They change the sky but not their soul who run .. across the sea: the impartial earth .. gapes for the child of a pauper as for a princeling ... (For Peter Porter)

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    Peter Porter in the capital of the English language

    • Peter Steele
    • 30 April 2010
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    Feed and clothe this Australian poet and lodge him in a library attached to a music venue, and remarkable things would happen. He made of London a country of the mind, its vices, virtues, constant features and mutability there to be inspected and eventually portrayed.

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    German author wed lucidity to mystery

    • Peter Steele
    • 09 May 2008
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    W. G. Sebald wrote as somebody evolving a new sensory capacity or a new vein of intellectual attention. The Emergence of Memory offers five interviews with him and four essays about him, which show that while he considered life to be 'a grave affair', he also knew sources of joy.

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    Mutual charities between saints and beasts

    • Peter Steele
    • 01 April 2008
    1 Comment

    Did Colman's mouse, nibbling his ear, provoke him.. indeed to worship?

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    Joycepoem

    • Peter Steele
    • 25 July 2007

    A poem recollecting visits to the Jesuit-run Belvedere College, in the north of Dublin, where James Joyce had most of his secondary schooling.

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    The human as such

    • Peter Steele
    • 08 July 2006

    Peter Steele reviews Terry Eagleton’s Sweet Violence: the Idea of the Tragic.

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    The creatures & their words

    • Peter Steele
    • 06 July 2006

    Peter Steele looks at poetry about the birds and beasts.

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    The brush and the pen

    • Peter Steele
    • 01 July 2006

    Art speaks, but we sometimes need translation

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    Consumers

    • Peter Steele
    • 15 June 2006

    Peter Steele unlocks the hidden treasures of fine food.

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    Geese

    • Peter Steele
    • 14 May 2006

    Poem by  Peter Steele - for  Margaret Manion

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    Art into poetry

    • Peter Steele
    • 25 April 2006

    Peter Porter is one contemporary poet who breathes new life into existing works of art by letting them speak in the language of poetry

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