Author Archives: anthonyhowelljournal

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

Jack the Ripper

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AN ANGRY BLUE

From Notions of a Mirror (Anvil Press Poetry, 1983) * How to be reason, how to be hopeless in light: Exhaustion throwing off the bad Other proposals — letter to get off To people of pedestrian letters, petitions * Somebody causes out … Continue reading

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Martyrdom

Saint Catherine of Alexandria by Caravaggio My article on martyrdom down the ages – and reflections on Ukraine – published here by The Fortnightly Review. And here is my poem for Shireen Abu Akleh, a martryr in my time. More … Continue reading

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Shireen

x You journos, you’re poets on active duty, For you can get disappeared, positively aimed at, Even with PRESS writ all over you. Maybe even because…. Today you’re Al-Jazeera, tomorrow Some scruffy independent. x And then you have your caricatures … Continue reading

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Shunga 1-6

SHUNGA 1 Over the bedspread His pipe is well-used, and he fills it again. You’re wearing a mantle over your gown Because he likes to enter the reserve, Searching here and there for its waterfall. x You have done up … Continue reading

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EXISTENTIAL BANALITY

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The Distance Measured in Days – some new comments and a video

New comments These can be found by scrolling down through the link. And here is an introductory video I have made, in which I read the beginning of The Distance Measured in Days

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Birthday Poem

We are gathered outside the magistrates’ court To witness justice wither away. Barristers with black sling-bags and grey Drainpipe suits slink inside past officials today As we listen to the Grim Reaper Analyse the truth’s ignominious departure. Big lorries blare … Continue reading

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Lines from Hubble

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Two Sequences of Poems by David Plante

Two Sequences of Poems by David Plante I am proud to introduce these two sequences by David. He and Nikos Stangos were vital components of the London scene in the 60s and 70s – two people I would see as … Continue reading

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