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POETRY AT THE ROOM

Saturday 23 February 2019 – at 7.30 at The Room, 33 Holcombe Road, Tottenham Hale, London N17 9AS  – more info on website free with refreshments, hosted by Anthony Howell Featuring Keith Hutson, Anthony Costello, Alan Price and Lorraine Mariner … Continue reading

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Statius: Silvae

STATIUS: SILVAE Sleep, Silence’ child, sweet father of soft rest, Prince, whose approach peace to all mortals brings, Indifferent host to shepherds and to kings, Sole comforter of minds with grief opprest; Lo, by thy charming rod all breathing things … Continue reading

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Roeg Elements: innovation and risk

Nicolas Roeg, by Michael Clark, National Portrait Gallery   Very pleased that my new piece for Nicolas Roeg on his 90th Birthday is here – “Roeg Elements” Published by the Fortnightly Review. Celebrating younger poets – including Emma Hammond, Natacha … Continue reading

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Runaway Handicap

RUNAWAY HANDICAP   Considering a runaway selection, If poetry can generate affection, Surely plumes of paradise entitle Me to a mate intent upon requital?   My handicap’s an eloquence provoking Offended neo-liberal fits of choking, But when this stirs the … Continue reading

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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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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

I posted this when I got back from Hawthornden in the winter of 2017, 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 … Continue reading

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