A Poetry Archive recording by

E A Markham

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These poems come from a special recording for the Poetry Archive:

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  • 2 -
    "A Little Ritual"

  • 3 -
    "Don't Talk to Me about Bread"

  • 4 -
    "Hurricane, Volcano, Mass Flight"

  • 5 -
    "Two interludes from John Lewis & Co"

  • 6 -
    "God of the Flat"

  • 7 -
    "The Lamp"

  • 8 -
    "At the Redland Hotel, Stamford Hill"

  • 9 -
    "A Family Gift"

  • 10 -
    "A Mugger’s Game"

  • 11 -
    "Butcher"

  • 12 -
    "Branded"

  • 13 -
    "Make Love, Not War"

  • 14 -
    "Psalm 151"

  • 15 -

  • 16 -
    "Scarves and Benches"

  • 17 -
    "A Politically-Correct Marriage"

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  • 19 -

  • 20 -
    "So What’s It Like?"


Select bibliography

  • Cross-Fire, Outposts 1972
  • Mad and Other Poems, Phaethon Press 1973
  • Merely a Matter of Colour (co-editor with Arnold Kingston), Q Books 1973
  • Lambchops (as Paul St Vincent), Omens 1976
  • Lambchops In Disguise (as Paul St Vincent), Share 1976
  • Philpot in the City (as Paul St Vincent), Curlew 1976
  • Love Poems and Maze, Lobby Press 1978
  • The Lamp, Sceptre Press 1978
  • Games and Penalties, Poet and Printer 1980
  • Love, Politics and Food, Von Hallett 1982
  • Family Matters, Sow's Ear 1984
  • Human Rites: Selected Poems 1970-1982, Anvil Press Poetry 1984
  • Lambchops in Papua New Guinea, Sow's Ear 1986
  • Living In Disguise, Anvil Press Poetry 1986
  • Something Unusual (short stories), Ambit 1986
  • Hinterland (editor), Bloodaxe 1989
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  • Hugo versus Montserrat, (co-edited with Howard Fergus), Linda Lee Books 1989
  • Towards the End of a Century, Anvil Press Poetry 1989
  • Letter from Ulster and the Hugo Poems, Littlewood Arc 1993
  • Ten Stories, (short stories), Sheffield Hallam University 1994
  • Misapprehensions, Anvil Press Poetry 1995
  • The Penguin Book of Caribbean Short Stories, (editor), Penguin 1996
  • A Papua New Guinea Sojourn: More Pleasures of Exile, Carcanet 1998
  • Marking Time, Peepal Tree 1999
  • A Rough Climate, Anvil Press Poetry 2002
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  • Taking the Drawing Room Through Customs: Selected Stories 1970-2000, Peepal Tree 2002
  • Selected Poems, Salt Publishing 2003
  • At Home with Miss Vanesa, Tindal Street Press 2006
  • Against the Grain: a 1950s Memoir, Peepal Tree 2007
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  • E A Markham Reading from his Poems, Poetry Archive 2007
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  • Looking Out, Looking in: New and Selected Poems Anvil Press, 2009
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