Peter Howard


Peter Howard

Peter Howard was educated at Hertford College, Oxford and now lives in Milton, a village just outside Cambridge, UK, where he is a telecommunications systems design consultant (whatever that means) for Hidalgo and a poet (whatever that means). He's written a booklet of poems called Low Probability of Racoons (you might want to know why it has that name), had poems published in magazines, on the WWW, and read on television. You can find some samples here, and lots of links to other interesting poetry-related sites.

For five years, Peter wrote an Internet poetry column for Poetry Review, and he occasionally acts as guide for those wanting to find out about poetry and literature on the 'net. He has acted as Section Leader and joint Sysop of CompuServe's Poetry Forum.

He took part in the first trAce conference on Writers & the Internet held at the Broadway Media Centre, Nottingham, and in the Beyond Art? colloquium held in the Oxford Union Debating Chamber. You can now read the papers presented by some of the speakers at the colloquium.

He has been a tutor for the trAce Writing School, teaching Animated Poetry in Flash.

Peter is a member of the performance group The Joy of Six.

You can read his Who's Who in Poetry entry, or his Poetry Kit Interview, both at the excellent Poetry Kit site. Or you could take a look at his occasional soundpoetry blog at: Subatomic Poetry

Elsewhere on this site, you can the starting points for the hypertext poems Midwinter Fair and The Darkness of Summer. You can find out how you can take part in the Midwinter Fair, by adding your own poem to it. If you've a frames and Javascript browser, try Peter's Poetry Program for generating automatic verse, the bizarre dynamic poem Millennium, the innovative Triptych hypertext, or his illustrated hypertext called Back. He also has a number of hypertexts written in Macromedia Flash.

Finally, don't forget to take a look at KidsTuff - poetry for children, with illustrations by Andrea McKenzie.