This book brings together Anthony Howell's previously uncollected poems written between 1964 and 1982. His early collections of poems "Inside the Castle" (1969) and "Imruil" (1970) established him as one of our most talented new voices, a view which the wit and accomplishment of these poems will confirm. "Notions of a Mirror" marks the re-emergence of a remarkable poet.
Anthony Howell was born in London in April 1945 and was educated at Leighton Park, a Quaker school in Berkshire. By 1966 he was dancing with the Royal Ballet. He left ballet shortly after, however, in order to concentrate on his writing. In 1973 he was a member of the International Writing Program in Iowa. In 1974 he founded The Theatre of Mistakes - a company dedicated to poetic drama - which has performed at the Cambridge Poetry Festival and in art galleries and theatres in Europe and America.