A Point of View on cannabis on Radio 4 can be heard here.
On the Kardashians
Will’s latest New European column has landed.
Poetry Shack appearance
Will is going to be performing at The Poetry Shack at the Candid Arts Centre in London at 7pm on 31 May, along with Stewart Home and others. To book tickets, visit candidartslondon.com.
Celebrating 100 years of Eliot’s The Waste Land
Will is going to be in conversation with Steven Gale at the fragments festival in London on Sunday April 10, celebrating 100 years of TS Eliot’s The Waste Land. “These will be short, 15-minute events in 22 of London’s most beautiful churches. It takes place in the City of London in the actual geography of the poem’s setting and where Eliot worked at Lloyds Bank when writing the poem.” Here’s the full programme.
Will is going to discuss the Modernist approach, the inheritors of Eliot, and the fraught relationship between content and form.
The Ghost Landmarks of the East End
A rather good article in the Tablet by Mardean Isaac, who uses a walk with Will in London as a way of investigating the psychogeography of the old Jewish East End.
The Bomb Makes a Comeback
Listen to Will’s A Point of View tonight at 8.50pm on Radio 4, The Bomb Makes a Comeback. “Many people think of this as the two thousand and twenty-second year of the Christian era – I’m more inclined to view it as the sixtieth of the Arkhipov one …”
‘The West gave Putin green card to invade’
Self on Sebald
Twenty years after the death of WG Sebald, Will talks to Sebald biographer Carole Angier and his former friend, the poet Stephen Wells exploring the archive devoted to one of the great writers of the late 20th Century on Radio 4 at 8pm (GMT) here.
Are the Oscars obsolete?
On misopedia: the British attitude to children
You can listen to Will’s latest Point of View on Radio 4 from earlier this evening here.