My piece in the LRB (16 February 2023) about Annette Gilbert and Johanna Drucker, artists' books, the origins of the alphabet and the untamed peripheries of literature.
The empty page is never empty. For Public Books I wrote about getting up close and personal with paper, and the surprising things you can find in it.
Artist Steve Emmerson sent me some of his pill poems through the post. I didn't take any, but I did write about them.
In the first lockdown, I wrote about library books as sources of infection and tried to measure a Hilary Mantel novel in square metres.
Easily the second weirdest thing I've had through the mail: dp houston's unreadable poetry, which is a right old can of worms.
Christina Lupton's Reading and the Making of Time in the Eighteenth Century', reviewed for the LA Review of Books.
Missing the last train back from Rotterdam was worth it because I got to review this Alejandro Cesarco Exhibition.
Weird formats, hidden compartments, binding and disbinding: a TLS bibliography piece on the book as a strange and deceptive box of tricks.
Antiquarian books and artist's books at the Frieze Masters Exhibition reviewed for TLS First Person.
A TLS piece reviewing Fantasies of the Library, a collection of art and essays about odd bookspaces.
Book art, reading and an eye-opening trip to the Meermanno museum in The Hague. I wrote this piece for the LRB blog.
John Latham's Skoob works are v. strange and definitely NSFL (not safe for librarians). I wrote about them for the TLS First Person column.