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Poet, essayist, dancer, performance artist....

Richard Lovelace on Poetry Competitions

I am an admirer of good abstract poetry, and yet I felt drawn to satire after teaching in jails for several years. Now I find the tension between intention and unintentionality something that can provoke strong satirical writing. Ultimately even … Continue reading

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A review for ‘The Cross of Carl’ by Walter Owen – republished by Grey Suit Editions

Great to see a review of The Cross of Carl in the current edition of the HIGH WINDOW Thank you Michael Crowley! Click WALTER OWEN here – for details about the book.

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Georges Braque: The Poetry of Things

Click here for my review of Georges Braque’s still lives. Bernard Jacobson Gallery, winter 21/22 Discussing the medium itself, together with my view of who might be the most significant still life artists of the 20th century. Braque is certainly … Continue reading

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Harlequin’s Clothing

  So what is civilization? Being a “Listed Building”, It can only be what it is: a homage to Jeremy Bentham. Yet someday soon your working if panoptical jail Will be transformed – a prison-themed hotel.  You can go there … Continue reading

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Grey Suit Editions: Books for Christmas 21

Announcing two new titles on Grey Suit Editions Donald Gardner’s New and Selected Poems Anthony Howell’s novel – The Distance Measured in Days Available now! And all our books (Grey Suit, Theatre of Mistakes, High Window, Odd Volumes etc) are available … Continue reading

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The Hump-Backed Bridge

THE HUMP-BACKED BRIDGE I was just six years old. My mother dropped me off at school in Caversham, and then I found my own way home by boarding the bus near Saint Peter’s Hill that would take me to its … Continue reading

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Robert Janz

Robert Janz is dead. He was my friend, my mentor and one of the most original artists I have met. He understood the immortality of the ephemeral.  He created kinetic sculpture by simply moving the units around – sticks, rugs … Continue reading

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ART AND SELF – A New Show at the Room in Tottenham: Ian Bourn and Anthony Howell

ART AND SELF An exchange – Ian Bourn and Anthony Howell The Double-Mirrored Self and Self-Included Watercolours WEEKENDS THROUGH NOVEMBER FROM 10 AM – 8 PM Saturday 27 November – 4 pm – the artists are both also writers and will each … Continue reading

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Torpedo Fair – an eclogue

An eclogue is a poem written as a dialogue between two voices. Torpedo Fair is a poem of this kind which is now published here in The Fortnightly Review. The first voice is the voice of the battlefield. The second … Continue reading

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‘I’m not here! I’m not here! Only the sky is here, In three blends of herelessness Next to the M1: Blue, grey and in-between. x There is no me,’ says Amazon As the lanes go roaring on. ‘Rivalling the sky … Continue reading

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