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Old 12-02-2011, 06:44 AM
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Thank you, Steve!
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:47 AM
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Thanks, Steve. It's too much to hope for, but here's hoping it's recorded!

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Old 12-02-2011, 10:20 AM
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I too bought The Idle Demon. And much enjoyed and admired it.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:24 AM
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Sorry to miss the Lister reading. Thanks for the many tips. Best wishes to the poet!

How is the Chesterbelloc exploration going? I just read The Man Who Was Thursday, which a friend told me would illuminate Orthodoxy; and Belloc's Four Men and his Milton, both delightful. In the poetry department, Chesterton's Ballad of the White Horse, a long narrative poem about Alfred the Great, shows a mastery and finesse that should impress fairly demanding readers. The Belloc poetry I have heard recited was hilarious. Best, Bill
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:24 AM
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Thanks Ann, Ed, John, Bill. I will pass your best wishes on to Richard and read him some of your poems!

Bill, I find the Chesterbelloc an intimidating beast and haven't wrestled with it yet. Steve.
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:37 PM
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There will be a performance of Richard’s poems in London at The Poetry Cafe http://www.poetrysociety.org.uk/content/cafe/ on the 15th. I can’t get, but I thought any nearby Sphereans might be interested.

A TEMPTATION TO
Spend An Hour With
THE IDLE DEMON
Listening to the humorous verse of
R.P. Lister
Performed by Donald Pelmear
R.P. Lister wrote for Punch, The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly
3.00 p.m. 15th December 2011
At The Poetry Café
22,Betterton Street, Covent Garden, WC2
Free! Will cost you nothing but your time
Hi Steve,
I'm going to The Oldie lunch next Tuesday and will be hot-footing it back down to London to hear the reading of Richard's poems on Thursday. If only it had been the following day - I could have slept in a bus shelter and made do with one train ticket!

Anyone else planning to go?
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:57 PM
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Shake a leg and get somebody clever there with a microphone and an Ampex (or better) recording deck, and then burn a CD for all of us to buy.

You do have electricity in UK?
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:56 AM
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What a marvelous thread to have stumbled upon one cold and dreary night. Now I'm going to bed far too late, but with a silly grin, at least. And another book on the Xmas list.
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Old 12-15-2011, 04:15 PM
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Default Reading of Richard's poems at the Poetry Café in London

It was BRILLIANT!

I didn't expect Richard to be there, but he was! The actor Donald Pelmear recited from memory all 26 poems on the programme, which was an amazing feat in itself.

I took along my copy of 'The Idle Demon' and had it signed; this has now become one of my most treasured possessions

Richard is a charming old gentlemen and I felt privileged to meet him today; he assumed I knew Steve personally and kept asking me how he was!

Thank you, Steve, for bringing R P Lister into the limelight again. His poems are as delightful as the man himself.

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Old 12-15-2011, 04:42 PM
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Hooray and thankyou Jayne! What a wonderful picture of you all gathered around The Idle Demon. Better than Christmas to find this after a very long day at work!

Steve.
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