Category Archives: Poetry

Heron of Hawthornden

HERON OF HAWTHORNDEN – a chap-book of dizains by Anthony Howell celebrating his residency at the castle in the Autumn of 2017. Illustrations by the author. Limited edition from Scotland Street Press. Available for £5 incl. postage from Grey Suit … Continue reading

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Semper Occultus

Sergei Skripal turns out to have been Christopher Steele’s associate. During the last presidential elections,  They had worked together on a dossier Laced with detrimental footage Russian operatives allegedly Had to dish on Donald Trump. Steele was MI6. An adept … Continue reading

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POETRY READINGS TO CELEBRATE GREY SUIT EDITIONS

Saturday 7 April 6.30 pm – at The Upper Vestry Hall, Saint George’s Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SA Reading: Kerry-Lee Powell, Rosanne Wasserman, Eugene Richie, Donald Gardner, Alan Jenkins, Anthony Howell and Fawzi Karim. Readings at 7 pm. The … Continue reading

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The Melancholy of Making Poetry

Poetry is perhaps the most difficult of arts because the easiest to set about – you don’t need a chisel or a canvas or an instrument or a studio. Writing is eminently convenient. But melancholy derives from the need of … Continue reading

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Two Poems by Penny Boxall

Just back from Hawthornden, where I spent a month writing and painting watercolours. And here are two poems by Penny – who was also a fellow, one for Jean Findlay – who plays the bagpipes – and one for me, … Continue reading

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SONNETS FOR ALL TASTES

Lady Mary Wroth – one of our first sonneteers. Here is a link to my essay on Sonnets. It is published by the Fortnightly Review.

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John Ashbery 1927-2017

Here he is reading for Grey Suit. To find him reading Soonest Mended and other poems, please scroll to 47:31 on Issue 3 Here is my obituary note in the Fortnightly Review. Here is a link to an interview with … Continue reading

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