Today is Josephine Hart's birthday. I am not going to say 'it would have been' although 'was Josephine Hart's birthday' will forever be a true statement about the first day of March.
Josephine was and is the author of the novel, Damage. During her lifetime, cut short by cancer in the summer of 2011, she was also the most devoted and inventive poetry promoter of her age. She remains the presiding spirit of those readings, the greatest lines by the greatest actors, that still bear her name.
If I were as efficient as Josephine always was, I would add pictures and links, including the link to the first piece that I wrote about the Poetry Hours in the TLS, to many other pieces and to the future plans in her memory.
In the meantime, Happy Birthday to Josephine.