Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

John Glenday, Don Paterson and Isabel Rogers on editing poetry

Over on Isabel Rogers’ blog there is a lovely conversation between the wonderful poet John Glenday and poet-editor Don Paterson. (Disclaimer: I was a fan of Glenday’s writing before he … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Consultants, advisors and experts, Oh My!

I spent this morning putting up a new gallery on my home Tenants & Residents Association website, showing the progress of a small piece of local wasteground from a dogshit-smeared … Continue reading

May 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Gaza at Readings

This evening, I faced what I sincerely hope will be my last Gaza: Beneath the Bombs book event in Australia. Those in Sydney and Newcastle were fairly gentle affairs, with … Continue reading

May 17, 2011 · 3 Comments

Interviewed in Green Left Weekly

Despite having done a fair amount of print, internet and radio interviews over the last decade, I still have trouble with the idea that I have anything much to offer … Continue reading

April 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

RIP Vik

Vittorio Arrigoni: an example of what one human being will do for right and justice. A hero in the truest sense of the word. Tales To Tell In Gaza Sleepless … Continue reading

April 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Gaza: Beneath the Bombs – Australia events

The Gaza: Beneath the Bombs event at Glee Books in Sydney is now up on their website and tickets are on sale. Details and online purchases here. I’ll also be … Continue reading

March 22, 2011 · 1 Comment

Second anniversary of the attack on Gaza

Cheerful anniversary today: it’s two years since the start of the massive Israeli aerial bombardment and invasion of Gaza. The Israeli military codenamed it ‘Operation Cast Lead’; Amnesty International called … Continue reading

December 27, 2010 · Leave a comment

End-of-year stocktake

Here’s my end-of-year, stock-taking kind of post. Yes I’m blogging on Christmas Day, but only because I’m online waiting for my Mum on the other side of the world to … Continue reading

December 25, 2010 · 1 Comment

Richard Falk on eyewitness accounts of Palestine

December 21st seems to have been Gaza: Beneath the Bombs‘ lucky day. Nearly a year after it was published it’s easy to feel that all the fuss that has been … Continue reading

December 23, 2010 · Leave a comment

Gaza: Beneath the Bombs – a 'page-turner of the year'

Bless Google Alerts. This morning I found that Ian Sinclair has chosen Gaza: Beneath the Bombs as one of his ‘page-turners of the year’ in the Morning Star, saying that: … Continue reading

December 22, 2010 · Leave a comment

Happiness is a good bookshop

I went to one of my favourite bookshops yesterday. I have various favourites around the world. One is the fabulous Shakespeare & Co in Paris. One was the late lamented … Continue reading

October 2, 2010 · Leave a comment
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