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Old 07-12-2002, 07:55 AM
Clive Watkins Clive Watkins is offline
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No doubt some members may not have across Alan Sullivanís excellent web-site. Though references to it have appeared in the past few weeks in a quiet fashion on various threads, I note that Alan has not yet posted the address to his Profile.

The proper place for it is here, under the banner of "The Accomplished Members", for it is evidence of accomplishment indeed.

The URL is http://www.crucat.com/.

Though Alan describes his site as still under construction, you will already find here much of value and interest:

Some sixty-one fine poems, in formal measures, written between 1994 and 2001, many of which have been published in prestigious magazines

Extracts from his translation (with Tim Murphy) of "Beowulf", with "fore and aft essays" on the provenance of the poem and of the translation - This is now available from A. B. Longman, which has chosen it as the opening work in the newly reissued Longman Anthology of English Poetry. The text will also be published separately as a Longman Critical Edition early in 2003.

A sailing memoir - "Cruising with Catullus" - in prose and verse

Essays or reviews on A D Hope, Robert Francis, Richard Wilbur, Dana Gioia, Timothy Murphy and Greg Williamson.


I recommend warmly it to everyone. There is much to enjoy and to learn from here.

Well done, Alan!

Clive Watkins

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Old 07-13-2002, 09:46 AM
Alan Sullivan Alan Sullivan is offline
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Thanks for posting these comments, Clive. I hesitate to speak too much of this project, lest I appear to be taking advantage of my seniority on the sphere. And I had not even thought of altering my profile. I never look at the member profiles, as I feel they might prejudice my responses to poems.

I'm now in the process of setting up a second site, a weblog, which will interlink and share some design elements with the first. I should have that site, seablogger.com, operational in a couple of days. Meanwhile I have just redesigned " crucat.com " If you've seen it earlier, stop by and take another look!

Alan
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Old 07-13-2002, 11:01 AM
DianeDT DianeDT is offline
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I meant to say so earlier: I think Alan's site is beautiful. Much to see, and lovely design.
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Old 07-15-2002, 06:00 AM
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I have been floating over there on and off, the new design is great. I have been enjoying the reviews, the cruising memoir and the poems so far, just lovely.

[This message has been edited by Renate (edited July 15, 2002).]
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Old 07-15-2002, 06:21 PM
Alan Sullivan Alan Sullivan is offline
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Glad to know I have at least one fan in Australia. Isn't the web great? If I published a book in the States, I'd never get a copy across the Pacific, unless someone hand-carried it. International book distribution is nightmarish; even Amazon depends on incompetents higher up the supply chain.

I'm launching a second site this week. The URL will be http://www.seablogger.com/ I should have it up and running tomorrow or Wednesday. The two sites will interlink, and...well, you'll see, if you go back for another look.

Alan
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Old 07-19-2002, 08:43 AM
Deborah Warren Deborah Warren is offline
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But caveat lector: As I wrote Alan, I went over to check it out and didn't emerge for 2 hours.
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Old 08-03-2002, 09:41 AM
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Sorry, it should be fully functional by now---it pops up promptly even on my slow connection.

I have just added full text of my "Giants in the Earth" libretto to my other website ( http://www.crucat.com ). Does anyone know a composer? I still haven't got one. Alva Henderson is going to work on Dana Gioia's 9/11 requiem, and Stefania de Kennessey has declined, saying she didn't think there was enough dramatic action on the stage. Maybe she wanted the blind ride in the blizzard, and the Norwegians' brawl with the Irish. I thought those might be a bit much for smaller companies, in the unlikely event that this work ever sees the stage at all.

Well, I'll try contacting some of the folks listed on Art Mortensen's Expansive Poetry and Music site. Bye for now.

Alan
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