Carcanet Press Logo
Quote of the Day
Devotedly, unostentatiously, Carcanet has evolved into a poetry publisher whose independence of mind and largeness of heart have made everyone who cares about literature feel increasingly admiring and grateful.
Andrew Motion

First Time in Japan

Anthony Howell

RRP: GBP 6.95
Discount: 10%
You Save: GBP 0.70

Price: GBP 6.25
Available Add to basket
This title is available for academic inspection (paperback only).
Paperback
ISBN: 978 0 856462 63 4
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Published: October 1995
216 x 139 x 4 mm
64 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
  • Description
  • Author
  • Imagine a character of our time whose affinities are with the Silver Poets of Ancient Rome. A person at the pivot of middle age; cosmopolitan, yet jaundiced – a hedonist with greying temples and expanding belly … This is the persona whose voice permeates First Time in Japan, enabling Anthony Howell to speak without calculating the soundness of the view expressed. As always his poems are distilled from irony, wit and an intensity of poetic craft, creating another unsettling fusion of modernism and bravura tradition.

    Anthony Howell was born in 1945. A former dancer with the Royal Ballet and subsequently a performance artist – he founded the Theatre of Mistakes 1974 – he has always been as active in literature as he has in movement. He has published several collections of poems and two novels. During ... read more
Share this...
The Carcanet Blog Dollhouse on Fire: Sheri Benning read more Rebecca Goss on Alison Watt read more Jane Yeh: On Misfits, Outsiders and Klaus Nomi read more 'We can love our past not because it was easy, but simply because it was ours': Thomas McCarthy read more PN Review 246: Editorial read more The Face Behind 'PoetryEast' read more
Arts Council Logo
We thank the Arts Council England for their support and assistance in this interactive Project.
This website ©2000-2019 Carcanet Press Ltd