Casual Minotaur

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Poem Of The Week: Casual Chandeliers

Susan Finlay | Poetry Foundation | March 2022

so understated he could be
swedish or so sehr praktisch
even deutsch with his grey haus­-
schuhe in the door of a space
safe with church tax rent control
an automatic heating plan
and cheap light softened by
synthetic glass refracting
the abyss of memory
foam and cut-price bedding

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Book Of The Week: A Life Of Picasso: The Minotaur Years 1933–1943
John Richardson | PenguinRandomHouse | 2021

Recommended by Stephen Smith in the Financial Times:
"Richardson's biography of Picasso has been described as the best ever written about an artist. There’s a gamy, taurine flavour to volume IV. Picasso’s long-suffering muses were his inspiration, and thanks to them it was a rare day that he wasn’t making art. Richardson finally takes his leave of the artist in 1943. It’s hard to imagine that he could be bettered as our guide in the labyrinth of the minotaur."

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