The Outnumbered Poet and other tweets

Here is a select selection of my tweets and re-tweets over the past while. Delighted to see the late and much lamented Dennis O’Driscoll’s extensive selection of prose writings — critical, biographical and autobiographical — The Outnumbered Poet, is due from Gallery on December 4. See @philipcummins tribute.

"if not us, then who? If not now, then when? If not here, then where? " The heroic climate change delegate from the Philippines. Follow him at @yebsano

Melville’s tribulations on the publication of his Moby Dick. Great article at The Atlantic

The amazing story of The Irish Rebel and the Ancient Sword from @irarchaeology

Essential reading: Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot’s prison letters to Slavoj Žižek. The Guardian‘s coverage of an amazing correspondence

and finally

Dr David Wrigley @ DavidGWrigley gives us the first UK government pamphlet announcing The National Health Service, of which I was a grateful beneficiary. Now it’s being sold to the highest bidder.