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KEITH HOWDEN

ISBN 978--1-913144-02-9
Published April 2019

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).

CONTENTS

Mapping the Moor                                     7

Familiar Landscapes                                  18

Team Photographs                                     23

Seven lost Chapels                                     41

Neighbours                                                 48

Runes                                                         49

A Language for Stones                              51

Long Causeway                                         52

A Saltways Catechism                               54

Whitsun                                                      56

Cracked Mary’s Mill                                  58

Barley Top                                                 61

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