The Journal is dismayed to learn of the recent passing of Alan Halsey at the home he shared in Sheffield with Geraldine Monk. Alan was an extraordinary poet, publisher, artist, editor, bookseller, performer -- the author of sixteen major collections and countless smaller pamphlets and projects. His poetry is steeped in literary history and philosophical thought but with a formidable wit and wicked sense of humour that made it always so brilliantly alive and relevant to its present moment. Alan's funeral takes place in Sheffield on 5th November. He will be sorely missed and our thoughts are with Geraldine and Alan's family.