It’s 10.30am I am in Toynbee Studios to view i test. i test is a poem I wrote for Artsadmins 30th birthday and it’s painted upon a wall then photographed for a thirtieth anniversary publication. It’s part of my poems as landmarks project.
Then there’s a two hour meeting with Gill Lloyd my projects manager to map
I suppose here’s as good a place as any to say that I am doing no poetry readings until October 2010. I’ll be doing lots of other things but no poetry readings. This means turning down thousands and thousands and thousands of pounds worth of work. Is this a good idea or a bad idea? What are the benefits or pitfalls of of the decision?
Still at Toynbee at one o’clock I meet Hilary Keanley Side from the board of Barnados where I introducing Karen from New Deal of The Mind whom. By four pm I am back at the Southbank centre to meet the editor translator Daniel Hahn.
We discuss my Arvon visit next week where I shall be the visiting author. 6pm And home.
I will do readings outside of Britian. I am not going to turn down a poetry reading in The Seychelles now am I? You can define a self employed persons career prospects by the work they turn down more than they take?