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“ … a uniquely readable poet of great integrity.”
Andy Brown
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silence-coverOut of Silence

Published: May 1, 2014

Publisher: smith|doorstop books 

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ghosts of chanceGhosts of a Chance, Smith/Doorstop Books, 1992

“Many English writers try hard to create a genuinely transatlantic feel to their work. John Harvey is one of the very few who succeed, and the results are marvellous.”
Ian McMillan

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bluer than thisBluer Than This, Smith/Doorstop Books, 1998

“Harvey is a fine poet. What is perhaps most striking in Bluer Than This is Harvey’s extraordinary empathy. His insights into the minds and hearts of others – there is a tenderness here that many British poets do not risk.”
John Burnside

Coolness and smoothness have always been the twin trademarks of John Harvey’s poetry, but I detect in these poems a tenderness and warnth that make the writing even more wothwhile. From the heart now, as well as the hip.”
Simon Armitage


What Would You Say

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Till It Shines, John Harvey & Second Nature, SD001

John Harvey reads his poetry & prose with the Second Nature jazz group.

Harvey is like a jazz artist, far out on an improvisational limb.”
The Washington Post

If John Harvey’s novels were songs. Charlie Parker would play them.”
Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Review of Books

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Pamphlets

Many English writers try hard to create a genuinely transatlantic feel to their work. John Harvey is one of the very few who succeed, and the results are marvellous.”
Ian McMillan

Provence, Praipus Poets, 1978

The Old Postcard Trick, Slow Dancer, 1984

Neil Sedaka Lied, [with The Party’s Upstairs, Brendan Cleary], Smith/Doorstop Books, 1987

taking the long road homeTaking The Long Road Home, Slow Dancer, 1988

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The Downeast Poems [with Swimming The English Channel, Susan Bright], Smith/Doorstop Books, 1989

Sometime Other Than Now [with Sue Dymoke], Slow Dancer, 1989

territoryTerritory, Slow Dancer, 1992

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Collections

John Harvey’s poems appear in the following :

WPFW89.3FM Poetry Anthology, Edited by Grace Cavalieri, The Bunny & The Crododile Press, Washington DC, 1992

First Draft, Edited by John Bosley, Stephanie Bowgett, John Duffy & Philip Foster, Albert Poets, 1994

The Long Pale Corridor: Contemporary Poems of Bereavement, Edited by Judi Benson & Agneta Falk, Bloodaxe, 1996

Poems for the Beekeeper, Edited by Robert Gent, Five Leaves, 1996

Eating Your Cake … And Having It, Edited by Ann Gray, Fatchance Press, 1997

Aldeburgh Poetry Festival Anthology, 1989-1998, Edited by Roy Blackman & Michael Lasky, The Aldburgh Poetry Trust, 1999

Paging Doctor Jazz, Edited by John Lucas, Shoestring Press, 2004

Poetry: the Nottingham Collection, Edited by John Lucas, Five Leaves, 2005

Journals and magazines

The Lineup is an annual magazine of crime-related poetry edited by Gerald So. The 2009 issue contains two of my poems, a reworking of “Always Chinatown”, which appeared in Bluer Than This, and a little poem called “Story”, which had never previously been published – there are poems also by, amongst others, Sophie Hannah, Carol Novak, Manuel Ramos and the redoubtable Reed Farrel Coleman.

Check it out at The Lineup’s official blog here Copies may be purchased here.