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Incomprehensible Lesson – Poems by Fawzi Karim – English Versions by Anthony Howell

I am honoured to be included on the shortlist for the Sarah Maguire Prize for Poetry in Translation  for my versions of Incomprehensible Lesson by Fawzi Karim. I feel that Fawzi would have been pleased about this as well. My versions … Continue reading

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Chilcot

Westminster bells overwhelm our chants and slogans. Anyway the commentators aren’t here to listen to us. On temporary platforms constructed out of scaffolding, They’re holding forth under listless Union Jacks. They’re putting the network spin on events as they unfold, … Continue reading

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The Mastery of the Suicide Bomber

My article on Suicide Bombers can be found here: The Fortnightly Review This essay, written in 2015, concerns the accurate perception that a drone killing is essentially a cowardly act, and will be perceived as such by supporters of its … Continue reading

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