Zoamorphosis

By jasonwhittaker | Dedicated to sightings of William Blake

Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden is a man of his word

WORLDLY: Bruce Dickinson is a qualified pilot and flies Iron Maiden around the world in their private jet.<p>Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson is …

Iron Maiden

Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk: much to admire

Polish author proves again that she is one of the most distinctive and original voices in contemporary European literature

Man Booker Prize

Drive your Plow.., Olga Tokarczuk: Can You Tolerate This, Ashleigh Young

She might not be a household name, but Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk is a crucial auditor of our shape-shifting times. Her previous novel <i>Flights</i> won …

Storytelling

This Blue-Chip Mix of 20th-Century Art Unfolds Like a William Blake Poem

New York's Lévy Gorvy gallery kicks off the fall season with a stunning exhibition of masterworks by Ryman, Twombly, Bontecou, and Johns.<p>It is rare …

20th Century

William Blake: a prophet for our time

I CANNOT think of many writers whose spirit, on a rainy Sunday afternoon, would inspire passion from such an eclectic mix as heavy-metal singers, …

Literature

Academia runs amok in ‘There is a Happiness That Morning Is’

CATSKILL — An inappropriately public display of affection upends the lives of two William Blake scholars in Mickle Maher’s raucous celebration of …

73. George Orwell - The Lion & the Unicorn

George Orwell

Route du Rock 2018 : un samedi avec Patti Smith

<b>RDR 2018 – Deuxième jour, et on kiffe toujours. Pas de gros rock qui tâche à La Route du Rock ce samedi, mais de jolis et grands moments, parsemés de</b> …

Rock

Apocalypse: The unveiling of William Blake’s new gravestone

191 years after his death, a new gravestone was unveiled on the spot where William Blake was buried in Bunhill Fields. At an event promoted by the …

How amateur sleuths finally tracked down the burial place of William Blake

When the stone marking William Blake’s grave is unveiled this afternoon, on the 191st anniversary of the poet and painter’s death, it will also mark the conclusion of 14 years of detective work and campaigning for two of his admirers.<p>Carol and Luis Garrido had always had a fascination for the man …

William Blake’s final stop on the road to Jerusalem is recognised at last

Review: Patti Smith – The New Jerusalem

In 2005, Patti Smith released a well-received book of poetry, <i>Auguries of Innocence,</i> that clearly indicated her affections for the work of William …

From the Collection: Blake’s Progress – R. F. Nelson

Quite possibly one of the strangest books that I’ve ever come across – and this from a man who has spent more than half a lifetime poring over</i> …

Blakespotting: News about William Blake, June 2018

The big news during June was Tate Britain’s announcement that it will recreate William Blake’s failed 1809 exhibition in 2019. Speaking to Robert Dex …

Review: Rock and Romanticism, edited by James Rovira

The connection between rock music and Romanticism is a longstanding one. Thomas Goldthwaite, reviewing an Elvis concert in Phoenix, Arizona in 1970, …

Martha Redbone Roots Project transforms the words of William Blake into modern American music

If you were looking for compelling source material for an album of 21st-century Americana, you might not start with poems written in England at the …

BBC World Service - The Forum, The Life and Works of William Blake

William Blake is now one of England’s best-loved poets and artists, associated with the well-known poem “The Tyger” and the hymn “Jerusalem”, regularly coined England’s unofficial national anthem. But in his time he was an eighteenth century radical visionary who challenged the social order as well …

Spot These Gorgeous William Blake Mosaics, Hiding In Lambeth

It's amazing what you can find under London's railway arches.While other viaducts conceal garages and craft beer bars, Lambeth's house angels, demons …

Neil Simon Festival celebrates the hilarity of being human

Three things in life are important: food, shelter and storytelling. Now, with the meaning of life at last defined, humans are free to do what they …

Hong Kong DJ and promoter on Johnny Depp movie that inspired him to take risks

Jim Jarmusch’s black-and-white, surrealist, postmodern western Dead Man (1995) tells the story of William Blake (played by Johnny Depp), a timid …

Hong Kong

The Mixtape: immerse yourself in the secret sounds of Saransk with local musician Damba

Saransk native Anton Kudimov, aka Damba, presents an exclusive mix that gets to the heart of the underground music scene in post-industrial Saransk

FRIDAY 22nd & SATURDAY 23rd JUNE 2018 - WILLIAM BLAKE: LETTERS FROM PARADISE

As British national treasures go, William Blake, famously eccentric painter, poet, and visionary, is often hard to fathom. Some of his epic poetry he …

A natural ally

Review: Fernand Péna, Ode to William Blake, vol. 2; Shawn Colvin, Cradle Song; Jóhann Jóhannsson, Holy Thursday

<i>Ode to William Blake, Volume 2</i> is, as its name suggests, is a follow up to Fernand Péna’s first set of recordings of Blake’s poems. This was released …

Blakespotting: News about William Blake, May 2018

At the start of May, U2 began their Innocence + Experience 2018 tour through North America, crossing the continent with the aim of providing a series …

Musings on the President, the Religious Right, Democrats, and the Supreme Court

The major reason we voted for Trump in large numbers was because we hoped he would keep his word about Supreme Court nominees. And we voted for him …

Paul Renner and Paul Sakoilsky Transformation Corruption and Conservation - Gallery 46

<b>Gallery 46 is presenting the first joint exhibition in London and first full collaboration by Paul Renner and Paul Sakoilsky. Working around themes</b> …

Art

Scottish Dance Theatre revive their smash hit show for children for Manchester audiences

Following sellout performances in theatres around the world Scottish Dance Theatre are restaging their acclaimed children’s show Innocence. The show …

Her Infernal Descent #2 Review

Witness the weird and disturbed in this second issue.<p>Facebook0<br>• Twitter1<p>Her Infernal Descent #2<p>Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson<p>Price: Check on Amazon<p>‹ …

Literature