Archive for 2008

Review of Blake CD in ISLE December 19th, 2008

A very generous review of Songs of William Blake appeared in the latest issue of the journal ISLE (volume 15, number 2).  Comparing my musical approach to Blake’s poetry to musical settings previously provided by Alan Ginsberg and US singer-songwriter Greg Brown, the reviewer, Ian Marshall, writes that my CD is “the most successful in blending melodies and instrumentation that […]

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“Doors of Perception”: An Evening with William Blake November 24th, 2008

In order to ring in Blake’s 251st birthday in style this year, I’ll be co-hosting a birthday celebration this Friday evening at the Vancouver Public Library.  Since the poster for the event includes a nicely informative blurb, I’ll simply quote it here:  “Join author / recording artist Kevin Hutchings and poet Susan McCaslin for a celebration of Blake’s life, poetry, […]

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October Update October 22nd, 2008

After about five years of work, I am finally poised to complete my new book, entitled Romantic Ecologies and Colonial Cultures 1770-1850, which will go into production at McGill-Queen’s University Press in November for a 2009 publication date.  Naturally, the book contains a chapter on Blake–a little something on his provocative 1793 poem Visions of […]

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