DIG FOR HISTORY

Gary Studley is currently poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. Blog Nine. Ok, so I guess I kind of lied all those months ago in Blog Two… …In creative writing  – whether for a poem, short story or Chapter One of a massive novel – they say that your first line...

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IMMERSION

Gary Studley is currently poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. Minasan konnichiwa, and welcome to Blog Eight. Today’s imaginary title is IMMERSION. If you were to daftly put aside any notion of looking at the artefacts and just walk around the Roman Museum at the sort of speed that makes you...

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IN THE CALM OF THE CANTERBURY ROMAN MUSEUM

Gary Studley is currently poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. Buenos dias a todos and welcome to Blog Seven. As hinted at in Blog Six, one of the wonderful things about the Canterbury Roman Museum is that it appears to have made the decision to slow things down in the way...

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SITTING WRITING ON THE TRICLINIUM…

Gary Studley is currently poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. Hello readers and welcome to another great day in the metropolis. Here’s Blog Six. Despite everything the press may try to tell us about how bad life is, the Earth is still approximately the same circumference as ever (about 25,000 miles...

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“FROM SUCH CARNAGE CAME GOOD…(AND THE) REMAINS OF A LARGE ROMAN TOWNHOUSE PAVEMENT WERE DISCOVERED”

Gary Studley is currently poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. Guten morgen and welcome to Blog Five. “Guten Morgen,”  they greeted me, not quite in unison, the husband one foot further up the steps, reading the last bullet point, “AD 43 – the Romans invade…” as his smiling wife/girlfriend/partner turned to...

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“THERE IS A SENSE OF CALM BELOW DECKS IN THE ROMAN MUSEUM…GIVING BOTH SPACE AND TIME TO CONSIDER AND EXPLORE”

Gary Studley is currently poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. Hello people and welcome to Blog Four. Every chunk of daily life is filtered by perspective – firstly by sight – the quick targeted snap of your camera-phone; a breaking news item; whatever your eyes flit to as you scroll down...

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MUSEUM DROP-IN AND MITHRAISM

Dan Simpson was poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. You can read more on Dan’s residency here. I ran a writing drop-in session at Canterbury Roman Museum last Wednesday, where people were free to join me in creating some Roman artefact-inspired poems. David Walsh (who joined me on the very first leg of my...

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