Category Archives: Poetry
In Dante’s Comedy, each punishment is a contrapasso, a symbolic instance of poetic justice, and Purgatory seemed an appropriate place to be, last winter. So here, in the Fortnightly Review are my thoughts about reading Purgatory.
Aley Howell 1919-1945 x FATHER In memoriam Aley Howell My father who died at child-birth far from his son. Now I run out of words and climb the forests to lament him: here, he is precious, is air-currents, … Continue reading
Iliassa Sequin’s unique way of writing is at last available in a publication from Grey Suit Editions More details about her work and her life here Now available on Amazon and on Abebooks.
BALLAD Less than a day from April, The wax white, compact Hyacinth is up. And petals in a sky x Trailing a fringe of drizzle, Cling to the gusty almond. Daffodil clumps are swept Like weed combed by a brook. … Continue reading
The Poetry Translation Centre invites you to attend the announcement of the winner of the Sarah Maguire Prize for Poetry in Translation.Incomprehensible Lesson by Fawzi Karim, translated by Anthony Howell is among the five books short-listed.Join the shortlisted poets, translators and publishers live on Zoom for … Continue reading
There are two new publications by Grey Suit Editions UK. Collected Complete Poems by Iliassa Sequin and The Cross of Carl by Walter Owen. Thanks to Peter Jay, Ken Sequin, Peter Gizzi, Catherine Somers and everyone who has contributed expertise … Continue reading
These three poems published by The Fortnightly Review are now accompanied by very good sound recordings. Further recordings can be found here where a link can be found to my poems on the National Poetry Archive. A favourite recording of … Continue reading
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
Very happy with these poems now published in The High Window Can’t resist adding a link to Woody Allen.