Michael Horovitz

Poet, editor and translator

    Michael Horovitz,    by Layle Silbert,    26 February 1974,    NPG x18589,    © reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London Michael Horovitz, by Layle Silbert, 26 February 1974, NPG x18589, © reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

Founder and editor of New Departures (1959 onwards) and the live Jazz Poetry SuperJams and Poetry Olympics festivals. Horovitz became known to British and international audiences through his anthology Children of Albion (1969). Later collections included Growing Up: Selected Poems and Pictures, 1951-'79 (1979) and Grandchildren of Albion (1992).

see it all without fear
sing it out to each ear

From ‘Blank O’Clock Blues’ in The Poetry Olympics Marathon Anthology (London: New Departures, 2001)

All over London late for work
underslept worry-frayed faces
clench and sweat

From ‘A Little Kite Music’ in A New Waste Land (London: New Departures, 2007)