First Person

Short takes XXII

20/5/06 The very joy I’ve now appraised nearly all the dossiers I must read for our June Literature Board session. This will be my seventeenth meeting and penultimate appearance for the appointment which I reckon to have been a fair call on my time, where I have been able to give back to my patrons some public service for the enabling they have provided for my own compositions over the years. There are 105 applications, fewer than sometimes, and I have read these over four days at the rate of twenty-five per eight-hour day. They leave me with these reactions.…

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