The Poet and the Flea: Reimagining Blake, A Talk by G. E. Gallas

The Poet and the Flea

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The following is a transcription of the talk I gave to The Blake Society on Tuesday, May 28th, 7:30 p.m. at the House of William Blake, 17th South Molton Street, London.

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Firstly, I would like to very much thank Tim Heath for inviting me to speak and for giving me guidance on Blake’s London. As a graduate of New York University: Gallatin School of Individualized Study, I admire the Blake Society’s interdisciplinary endeavors and amazing foreword thinkingness; and am thrilled to be here. And thank you to all in attendance.

William Blake has been in my periphery for many years, perhaps as far back as high school when I first read, of all things, Allen Ginsberg’s “A Supermarket in California.” Ginsberg penned this surreal yet nostalgic work in 1955 as a modern Divine Comedy – himself as…

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About gegallas

G. E. Gallas is a writer and illustrator best known for her graphic novel The Poet and the Flea about William Blake and her short film Death Is No Bad Friend about Robert Louis Stevenson. Originally from Washington, D. C., she spent her year abroad in Tokyo, Japan and graduated from New York University: Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a major involving cross-cultural storytelling. Last year, she attended the Cannes International Film Festival and spoke upon invitation to The Blake Society, London. This year, her illustrations were featured in Scared Stiff: Everything You Need To Know About 50 Famous Phobias. She is currently working on illustrations for Do More Good. Better. View all posts by gegallas

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