Category Archives: Poetry

Romance at the Demo

It’s warm but not quite hot. Under the blue, in our anoraks We are lining up to surround Westminster Bringing with us our hands. Yai, my friend from Thailand, Only a year or two younger than I am, takes a … Continue reading

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Invention of Reality

My new collection of poems has now been published by The High Window The above link also leads to a selection of poems in the book. Very pleased to see it out, and many thanks to David Cooke.  And huge … Continue reading

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‘Envelopes’ – published by The High Window

I am very pleased indeed that this poem has been published in The High Window. Thanks to the editor David Cooke for all the final sleuthing that it needed. https://thehighwindowpress.com/2022/08/15/anthony-howell-envelopes/ Here is a video of Lombardi at work and discussing … Continue reading

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Tangoshiva – my selling site on Ebay

Click TANGOSHIVA For books by Gwendolyn Leick, Iliassa Sequin, Donald Gardner, David Plante, The Theatre of Mistakes and myself. All recently published books by myself or by Grey Suit are now listed on Tangoshiva. This is the link for my … Continue reading

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The Step is the Foot

More about this book at the website for Grey Suit Editions Here is an extract from Chapter 1: The Gait of the Lizard The gaits of animals/the units of Orthometry I never had a pram. From the earliest age, I … Continue reading

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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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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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