Sunday, 2 November 2014

John Moat Poet

Reading this week about the death of John Moat, who with his wife Antoinette created the Arvon Foundation, I was struck by his attitude to his writing, well described in a private letter to his friend and obituarist, Adam Thorpe:

"A magic happens ... we give ourselves to the commonplaces of the reverie, and at the end look up and find ourselves duped into the light".

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