ISBN 978-1-326-22777-7
Published April 2015

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).


Addy Onkonkay


1.   Lost Dreams of Grace

2.   Larks in Bright Air

3.   A Silly Toy

4.   A Sour Pentecost

5.   It touched me

6.  Onkonkay chosen

7.  Onkonkay beware       

8.   Onkonkay shout 

9.   Onkonkay among stones

10.  Onkonkay flayed 

11.  Onkonkay Manifesto

Laura’s Chapels

Chapel Pantomime 1932

Chapel Kodak 1937

Temperance Chapel

Chapel Trader

Chapel Perilous

Chapel Eleven 1938

Chapel Poem

Chapel Kodak 1938

Pig-nut Chapel

Chapel Delphic

Chapel Kodak 1940

Chapel Word

Chapel for Sale

Inghamite Chapel

Chapel Kodak 1941

Chapel Letter 1941

Chapel Postcard 1

Chapel Postcard 2

Chapel Cat

Chapel Heights

Chapel Cinderella

Chapel Martha

Chapel Barn

Chapel Dismantled

Chapel Kodak 1943

Chapel Doornail

Chapel Fallen

Chapel Kodak 1945

Chapel Nowhere

Boggart Chapel

Chapel Sentimental

Lost Orisons

1.  Je ne regret rien 

2. Chocolate, chocolate

           3.  Lost Orisons