Hopkins hot off the press in diablo red gloss (20 March 2008) -
he has the same haircut as Simon Armitage (who has just
published his autobiographical book Gig: the life and times
of a rock-star fantasist, his heart stirred to be in the Smiths,
a FIND&REPLACE 'gutterat' for 'silkworm' version of Mark
E. Smith.) I've also read his expressive interest in the Laureateship.