Camilla’s Song

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Taken from The Vanishing Room, this is Camilla’s song. L’amour et la mort dans une étreinte perpétuelle,Observent et attendent l’heure de se dévoiler. Aux premières gouttes de rosée sur la ruelle,La femme, dans les bras de l’homme, est enlacée. Le sang s’échappe malgré sa volonté,Il serre si fort ce qu’il a trouvé. Amour éperdue ou […]

Poetic Dedication

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Rather than a traditional dedication, The Vanishing Room has instead an oblique poem. The verse describes the hollow sadness of loss and is my dedication to someone I am unable to thank in person. The short poem is reproduced below. Dust like carpet fills the hallwaystillness creeps through every roomSilent the speakers, disused the objectsthe […]

Sophie Harlock

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“Why have you spent 15 years of your life publishing academic journals Jim?” “Because they’re important. And it’s James, not Jim.” “No. You you’re getting it all the wrong way around. You tell everyone they are important because you’ve wasted fifteen years on them. Maybe you even believe it – but the importance you attribute […]