Poetry. The problem as I see it is this: either I see too much or I don't see enough. Too much or not enough. I heard you. It's never going to be easy, knowing what to put in and what to leave out. Varifocal. Photochromic.—"Optical." ANTI-BEAUTY, Anthony Barnett's newest volume of poems and prose poems, is by turns rich and stark, whole and broken, smooth narration and jolting wordplay.
Anthony Barnett is an editor and musician. He is the author of many publications, including FALLEN FROM THE MOON (2020), LIKE THOSE OF AN EERIE RUIN (2019), THE MAKING OF A STORY (2018), ANTONYMS ANEW: BARBS & LOVES (2016), UNNATURAL MUSIC (2016), POEMS & (2012), TRANSLATIONS (2012), and THE RESTING BELL (1987), all from Allardyce, Barnett, Publishers. He published the original edition of J. H. Prynne's Poems and edited Veronica Forrest-Thomson's Collected Poems. He edits and produces Fable Bulletin: Violin Improvisation Studies, and is a contributor to the second editions of New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians and of Jazz. He co-edits SNOW LIT REV.Author City: Lewes, East Sussex UNK