Keith Howden was born near Burnley in 1932. He is married, with three children. After National Service and work as a laboratory assistant, he taught English and modern European fiction with a major interest in 'the text as event' at Nottingham Trent University. Among his many poetry pamphlets are Joe Anderson, Daft Jack's Ideal Republics, Pauper Grave, Hanging Alice Nutter and Barlow Agonistes. He has published three full-length collections, Marches of Familiar Landscape (Peterloo 1978), Onkonkay (Peterloo (1984) and Jolly Roger (Smokestack 2012). Recently, with his son, the composer Matthew Howden, he has completed two poetry music collaborations, with accompanying discs: The Matter of Britain (PRE Rome 2009) and Barley Top (Redroom 2013).


An Icelandic Saga

The Origin of Species



Garibaldi Rides Again

The Stuff that kills germs dead

The Rhetorics of Constipation

A Matter of Fungus

Everyone’s shit smells different

New Adam christens his World

Trivial Pursuits

The Phlogiston Theory

The Gospels of Saint Belgrano

A Modest Proposal

That German Connection

The Word made Flesh

The Parables of Itch

A Man’s Man

Something and  Nothing

The Last Marsupial Wolf

The Dick Test

The Anthropomorphic Universe

The Medium is the Massage

Ideal Republics

Requiem for the Skinback Fusiliers

Goodbye and Bugger You


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St Belgrano



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