Category Archives: Poetry

A Reading of Poets short-listed for the Sarah Maguire Prize

Click this link for the STANZA translation event, which is a reading open to view online on Monday eighth of March. I shall be reading at this event. My versions of Incomprehensible Lesson by Fawzi Karim (published by Carcanet) are … Continue reading

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New England and the Maritimes

Very happy with these poems now published in The High Window

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A response to a tweet

I know I’m a fan of one word poem titles & it’s not for everyone, but there really are…a lot…of poems with titles like “Six Years After My Husband Left Me, My Daughter Comes Home From School & Asks Me … Continue reading

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On ‘Freeing Up’.

Click On Freeing Up for my essay in THE FORTNIGHTLY REVIEW on four amazing poets – Julian Stannard, Fleur Adcock, Kazuko Shiraishi and Robert Creeley.

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The Aeon of Ganymede

As we move into the age of Aquarius – who is Ganymede the water-bearer of the Gods – it is interesting to read this well-researched take on classical astrology It’s a pretty gloomy prognosis: velvet fascism and private paedophilia. And … Continue reading

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Tights

xx Strong but skinny, or rather, skinny but strong, I practise till the cows come home Back in Berkshire. I’ve moved into town. Thighs and shins start looking good in tights. x The days are mirrors, wall to wall Behind … Continue reading

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Anthony Howell interviewed by Scott Thurston – Stride Magazine

Interview with Scott Thurston in Stride Magazine – Part 1 And here is Part 2 See also The Step is the Foot

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Tango Valley

x SIGRID x In your wake, the air Will fill itself in; The air you imagine Is water, water x You may move to, Keeping abreast of it, Riding it with ease; Wading through x What surrounds you, The air … Continue reading

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Meandering through La Belle Epoque

  Vuillard Interior Two contributions have come out at the same time (essay and poems). SO – here is my new essay in the Fortnightly Review   It’s a celebration of a time that is an inspiration to me. AND – … Continue reading

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Earthquakes and Milkshakes

As there is to everything, There is a fitness to grandad Fleeing a delighted boy. Miniscule petlets of alyssum Compliment overweight orchids. Condos trump the ancient bay. x Drums of stone stacked One by one on top Of each other, … Continue reading

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