Near window started out as a semi-daily post on this blog and has since morphed into something greater.
At first I had a few friends who wanted to write guest posts for the blog, which was amazing, but then i though why not start curating my friends’ work throughout lockdown and beyond, a view from behind the nearest window out onto the world beyond.
The first édition Near Window 1 is LIVE and you can find it here. Pssssst… Submissions are open for edition 2
If you’d like to read the Near Windows that I wrote during Confinement, you can find them here:
Near Window 1: the beginning Near Window 2: A view from the window Near Window 3: A desire to be active Near Window 4: A response to a friend Near Window 5: A Letter Near Window 6: A Love Letter Near Window 7: On Divine moments of friendship Near Window 8: A prose poem Near Window 9: An essay on art, music and the spring Near Window 10: A review of Henry Jamison's "Atlantis" Near Window 11: on the myth of the self Near Window 12: a conversation with a fly Near Window 13: A poem about hangovers Near Window 15: A conversation about anarchic penguins Near Window 16: on the Queen's Speech Near Window 17: On Religion Near Window 20: A moment spent Dancing Near Window 21: On what it might be like to be a tree Near Window 22: about missing the pub Near Window 24: A story Near Window 25: missing old friends Near Window 26: on female friendship Near Window 27: on rearranging my life Near Window 30: about the rain Near Window 30+1: The final one