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As the main subject:
A Midsummer Night's Memory
(June 88); Childe Harold's herald disturbs a Byronic idyll.
Boy Hoey's Pilgrimage
(June 87); Steve's Oxford career in verse.
(March 87); Some observations on the romantic qualities of various Byronic men.
(December 87); A gargoyle takes Steve from his spread sheets in New York to a
Byron Society dinner.
Carib Thoughts from Northern Shores
(November 92); An account of Lord Henrey's visit to Martinique.
(January 90); Danny, obviously not "getting it" at the time, vents his
frustration in verse.
Editorial for Proc Vol 1
English Grads and (other) Raunch Purveyors
(March 88); Satire on Byron Society creative work.
He Walks in Darkness
(March 87); An examination of a dark force.
(a sea shanty), by Chris Oakley. A storm assails the brave crew of Peg O' My
Intro to Proc Vol 1
Kingsley Amis: a song of experience
(March 89); The society's overlord gives an account of some of his sexual
Kome who Khan
(June 88); A lament for the lack of interest in society debauches.
Lord Henrey's Last Voyage
(prose), by Chris Oakley. Lord Henrey's first and last self-sacrificing act.
More Joy of Poetry
(January 91); A spontaneous outburst of pure poetical enjoyment.
Ode on the occasion of Lord Steven's 30th
(March 93); A brief, and not unflattering account of Steve Hoey's life so far.
Ode to the Byronic life
(March 89); An expression of the Byronic spirit, using B.S. members as
Ode to the Dark Side
(April 89); A variant on "Ode to the Byronic life" with a darker tone.
(July 91); A coach containing Byronists is ambushed by Robin Hood.
(May 92); An excerpt which all should acknowledge, is definitely not ripped off
from 'Brideshead Revisited'.
So we'll go no more a Ewe-ing
(June 89); A tragic elegy to the love that dare not bleat its name.
The Brides of Lesbos
(June 87); A nautical tale involving the meeting of a crew of Byronic men with
(July 91); Danny's conscience, in budgie form, comes to trouble him while he is
sitting in contemplation on the throne.
The Byronic Bounty
(June 89); A postulated description of a sailing trip.
The Byronic Spirit
(September 03); Lord Henrey ponders the terrible majesty of the B.S.
The Fantome Fatale of Highgate
(January 92); A cautionary tale for those who might be tempted to go for a
stroll in Highgate cemetery at night.
The Newstead Games
(January 91); An account of games at Newstead Abbey, hosted by Lord Byron.
The Night Visitor
(January 92); Lord Byron visits to express his approval of the few Byronists
who bothered to turn up to the weekend in Castle Combe.
The Rime of the Ancient College Scout (April
12); A college servant recollects.
The Rime of the Ancient Sheep Molestor
(June 88); A somewhat exaggerated account of a sailing weekend in July 1987.
The Rime of the Moderne Musick Master
(October 95); A somewhat souped-up description of Steve Hoey's visit to play at
a wedding in Scotland while studying composition at California Institute of
The Sating of a Satyr
(June 89); A hymn to pure love. Have a sick bag ready before you start reading.
The Spy Who Came To Dinner
The Spy Witch Loved Me
(March 89); A sultry seductive sensual siren seeks to assassinate Steve.
The Temptation of Faustus
(March 88); A fantasy in which Faustus is shown the lifestyles of various
Byronists as part of his temptation.
The Vision of Enjoyment
(March 87); A supposed vision involving other B.S. members doing various
The Waltz for Harp and Spoon (April 12); Steve
discovers an admirer in a windsurfing instructor.
(June 96); A hymn to Bacchus.
(June 89); A charming (if somewhat abusive) idyll, based on Matthew Arnold.
To His Blank Laptop
(September 03); Thoughts on confronting a blank PC screen.
Trinity Bards and Oxford Reviewers
(June 85); A lament for the lack of virginal purity amongst Byron Society lags.
We live in dark days
(February 87); Preamble with invitation for March 1987 dinner.
Zelda in Zurich (September 03); A
poetry-loving zebra seeks enlightenment from the overlord.