Michael Peverett on Lee Harwood

Excellent essay on Lee Harwood at Intercapillary Space. Here’s the opening section: Six notes about Lee Harwood (while reading Penguin Modern Poets 19) by Michael Peverett 1. The English Channel Paul Nash, painting of Dymchurch sea-wall [Image source: from Cathy Lomax’s pretty wonderful blog: http://cathylomax.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/paul-nash-and-dymchurch.html] Lee’s poems had about them a remarkable tone. They were ‘quiet’ compared to the work of the Americans I was reading, but they were … Read more Michael Peverett on Lee Harwood

Lee, Again

As I opened the beautiful Fulcrum Press hard-cover edition of Lee’s The White Room, out fell a letter and typescript of the poem “Old Bosham Bird Watch”, which you can read in toto in the available extracts from the Collected. Here the first page of Lee’s typescript:

Lee Harwood (1939-2015)

Sad to see an old friend and a poet I admired very much leave our world. You should check out his Collected Poems published by Shearsman Books in 2004. Download a PDF sampler from this book here. Below, a poem from the early 70s: Five postcards to Alban Berg 1 waves break over the headland the pain of closeness  / “to a lover” The mountains walk in the mountains The lightness of touch … Read more Lee Harwood (1939-2015)