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About anthonyhowelljournal

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

Joris-Karl Huysmans on Modern Art

  One of my favourite authors! His views on Modern Art are at last translated by Brendan King (Dedalus, 2020). Tim Keane has an excellent article about this in Hyperallergic – a very good art site. And I also review Brendan … Continue reading

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A Cloud Garden for Bruce Grove

Petition to make a Cloud Garden in Luke Howard’s House – The ‘Namer of Clouds’ resided in Bruce Grove, off Tottenham High Street. Here is a poem Goethe wrote to him. CLOUD FORMS X When, from the water’s quiet mirror, … Continue reading

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I Believe in Bill

People may dismiss my distrust of Bill Gates as conspiratorial, but wouldn’t I be even more spooky if I were to endorse his projects?  This thought inspired the following poem: I BELIEVE IN BILL x I believe in Bill because … Continue reading

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Painted Pallets, May 2020…

60 59 58 57 56 55 54 53 52 51 50 49 48 47 46 45 44 43 42 41 Continuation of my painted pallets – the sheets of cartridge paper I use to test brush loads and marks when … Continue reading

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An Essay on Fawzi Karim

Click here for my essay on Fawzi Karim  together with a selection of his verse in The latest issue of The High Window. The two books of my versions of his poetry are Plague Lands and Incomprehensible Lesson – both published by Carcanet.

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Write where we are now

Pleased to see two more poems of mine in Write where we are Now Carol Ann Duffy’s initiative with Manchester University, during lock-down. They have used four. I must say, I am encouraged! My thanks to all involved. Scroll down … Continue reading

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Painted Pallets, April 2020…

  40 39 38 37 36 35 34 33 32 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 Click here for Painted Pallets 1- 20  When I paint figurative watercolours, I always have a piece of paper … Continue reading

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Painted Pallets, March 2020…

  20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13   12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5   4 3 2 1 Project started mid-March 2020. I took the sheets used as pallets for my figurative water-colours and decided … Continue reading

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Two Families of Rats

Sonnet VII, from Immoral Sonnets, published in Sonnets, 1999, Grey Suit Editions x Two families of rats were placed inside Some rooms which set a limit to their space. Adequately housed, they multiplied; Indeed, their population grew apace. Next, overcrowding caused them to decide … Continue reading

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“Children’s shoes have far to go.”

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.” Boyd K. Packer Watch Jack Chapple. x CHILDREN’S SHOES x Have far to go, And the road stretches Ahead of them All the way to infinity. x Romper … Continue reading

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