One of my favourite non-fiction writers – Martin Edmond – wrote this stunning piece on the way thoughts spin when you return to spinning on the lawn as a child, and this wherein the author goes on a long car ride - listens to a lot of old music and reveals Ezra Pound's reaction to Eleanor Rigby. Keep scrolling down the blog to the next post 'sparked' by driving past an Australian bushfire.
Where this man’s mind goes …. There are times when it’s some of the closest writing to the way I think I’ve ever read.
It’s addictive – I start, mean to skim one piece, and end up reading post after post on this wonderful blog. His collection of essays Waimarino County & other excursions (Auckland University Press, 2007) was short-listed in the Montanas last year. You can read more about this talented former Red Mole, poet, playwright and essayist here.
I had a great night in Hope, by the way. More on that later.