Biography of Anthony Weir
Now 65, having lived my life entirely dissident, vasectomised, refusing to be employed, married, and to have anything to do with 'normality', I divide my State-Pensioned time between beautiful, remote, rural Northern Ireland and a beautiful mediæval village in the Aveyron Gorges of south-west France. I also write poems in French: http: //www.beyond-the-pale.co.uk/french.htm
The most common comment about my poems on PoemHunter is 'PROVOCATIVE' - which in Literary New-speak means 'shocking' or 'outrageous'. This is very satisfying.
Anthony Weir's Works:
Tide and Undertow, Blackstaff Press, Belfast 1976
Cinema of the Blind, Blackstaff Press, Belfast 1980
Early Ireland, a Field Guide, Blackstaff Press, Belfast 1981
Images of Lust, Batsford Books, London 1986
Dispatches from the War against the World, Dissident Editions, Downpatrick, l994
The Transcendental Hotel, Dissident Editions, Downpatrick,1996
Womb of Half-fogged Mirrors, Dissident Editions, Downpatrick,1998
plus various other books (by Dissident Editions) since 2000.
- 'The scent of these armpits is an aroma ...
- A Voice from the Mirror
- Big Bang
- A Dublin Poem
- The Motto of Capitalism: Enough Is Not E...
- Gloss on the Ninth Elegy of Rainer-Maria...
- A la Recherche de Paul Verlaine
- Erech/Uruk - Iraq
- 'Blood is the belly of logic' - in memor...
- Just Another Rape
- Confession of a Failed Abortion
Flames upon the Night
Christians destroyed the Oracles
not because the Sibyls lied
but because the uncouth
wanted The Good News
and couldn't bear the truth.