Tuesday, 6 October 2009


By last Friday tea time, Louise and I had almost stitched the first 6 lines together. Our morale had improved after managing to Invade an Invasion in the Poetry Soc. Cafe basement.
Our friend, Judith Dean, who took this picture, is invading the Poetry Society with a strategy and manner similar to that of the Romans. The invasion seems to be formulating a brilliant show, but for the time being we were proud to have taken up all her space for the afternoon, and let our battle commence with the huge task ahead. Keep an ear out for movement of Judith. She might 'build Rome in a day' again.
The moving thing about the knitted poem is that stories are told with every square, all injected with love, of immense importance, and each story will merge with all the other extraordinary squares and oblongs. It would be impossible to show each one.

1 comment:

vesper said...

Dear Prick Your Finger

Last Saturday 21 November 2009 Judith Dean showed this great picture of you and your Poetry Society Centenary work to all who attended the conference "The Eagle Document - The New Collection : A Performance/Events Symposium" at The Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich.

We were invited to a private view of Operation Rome - an invasion of the Poetry Society, 2009. Resistance and / or collusion welcome.

I gave A.S Roma's Judith Dean the e-mail address for my Italian FOOTBALL AGAINST RACISM IN EUROPE (fare) contact Daniela Conti d DOT conti AT uisp DOT it, Judith carefully folded the message and she then carefully left it on the Gallery's front counter where it was spotted by the poet Vesper, who retrieved it and who then passed on to Cherry Smyth, who is a lecturer in poetry at the University of Greenwich.

Daniela Conti emailed me from Rome on Monday 20th October 2008:

Hi Roy and everybody,
it should be very nice to meet you in Rome, but unfortunately I'm in Bologna till next week for the Action Week.
Let me know how I could be useful.
ciao daniela

As we approach the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa my individual fare JUSTICE NOT VENGEANCE FOCUS 1991-2009 is with the IPCC for a final fare 2009/10 pre Judicial Review consideration.

The last time that I challenged the IPCC and the Met Police (who were the associated interested party), was in the Royal Courts of Justice on the 28th February 2007. The IPCC conceded the fare case in my favour, and a red file given to me in Court No1 of the Royal Courts of Justice on the 28th February 2007 by Jeremy Johnson QC. Jeremy Johnson, is a barrister experienced in representing the police in contentious cases. Recently the Secret Intelligence Service, known as MI6, took the rare step of sending lawyers to represent it at the inquest into the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Fayed. Jeremy Johnson assisted Robin Tam, QC, described by legal directories as a barrister who “does an enormous amount of often sensitive work” for the Government.

At the next General Election former Met Police Inspector Michael Barnbrook, the malevolent neo-Nazi BNP Police Spokesman, will be standing as a candidate for MP in Our Lady of the Rosary's Parish, Blackfen, which is in the late Sir Edward Heath's Old Bexley & Sidcup constituency.

Nick Griffin MEP, the BNP's leader announced that will be standing as a candidate for MP in the Barking & Dagenham constituency here in London at the next General Election.

Doreen Lawrence has asked me to keep up the good work.

Our Lady of the Rosary pray for us in BNP leader Nick Griffin MEP's EU/GLA/LDA/ODA NEO-NAZI DEVELOPMENT TIMES Amen

Yours sincerely

Roy Hobson aka Our Lady's Vesper ON-LINE +