have just spent half an hour enchanted by your website.
commend you for original thought, and I embrace 99% of what I read
Vann Turner, July 2015.
25th April 2013
AUDACIOUS, ENLIGHTENING &
Over the past
four years, I have visited and revisited your
Beyond the Pale website
- which has now come to be a very sophisticated,
multi-media experience, as well as a truly thought-provoking,
and quite frankly, revolutionarily-spiritual creation.
Thank you for
the vibrant, clever, and energetic dismantling of our preconceptions,
and your continued creativity.
Thank you for your integrity and resistance to the hell
of our Hollywood-dominated culture.
Of course you
know from the Dao
that you can be multi-orgasmic and non-ejaculatory
in hetero-sex as well !
Marcus Billson, California.
just discovered your multiple website & blogs last night
I also found
a free e-book
of your work on a poetry website. Amazing!
and it happened to be a white one, so I've been reading...and reading...
Chaet, De Pere, Wisconsin, on 6th November, 2010
one of the people the pretenders pretend to be.
"This is one of the
most fun and interesting sites I've ever visited. Great art, wonderful
poems from the abstract to the highbrow. I only wish the French
poetry page had a translation. There is also archeology...could
spend the whole day here.
...Easy to negotiate, clear and uncluttered website, full of wonderful
pages and links. The Doggy pages are wonderful.
This should be six stars, but will have to give it [our maximum]
Land Poetry Search Engine
from Dave in Grand Rapids, Michigan
on 24th January, 2009
found this site last night at 4:00 a.m. as I awoke - and
my mind spun as it usually does between the ever-contemporary
struggle of trying find a time to just be and avoid the
absorption into the modern insanity that we call culture,
society, or man.
a gift you have given and a chance find here in the darkness
another kind of light!
is great poetry, which penetrates deeply into the mind and galvanises
it like electroshock.
It communicates your perception of the pain,
the global pain of other people,
all humankind, and the whole universe.
But at the same time it somehow makes you stronger and ... wiser...
Alexander Yaniushkin, Russia, April 2005
from Rachel in Houston,
Texas, on 18th June, 2009.
poems and your artwork are haunting and visceral.
You are able to illustrate in words what so many of us feel
and can't express.
I feel less alone, because someone else feels - never the
same - but similar.
work helped me during a very dark period in my life.
I lived two thirds of my life in severe toxic psychosis
due to an undetected allergy.
I was self destructive and bordering on suicidal because
and the only self-worth I had was wrapped up in my intellect.
When I found out what was wrong, and detoxed, I felt like
I was coming out of a fog,
but still felt very lost.
When I was trying to bridge the gap between insanity and
sanity, I found your poetry.
I read it over and over again, most especially 'Shade
More Than Man'.
words touch me deeply, and I will always associate them
with the time I became less fragile and finally turned into
a functional human capable of self-actualization instead
of just survival.
I am far removed from the person I was then, and some of
the thanks for that goes to you.
tell you that yesterday at a meeting of contemporary Tamil poets
and scientists I read aloud an Albanian poem from your website.
Everyone was amazed that though some of us don't even know where
Albania is on the world map, we could feel the same pulse throb
here in a remote Indian town, writing in a language as old as Sanskrit,
but unread, unknown, unsung... like the Albanians ?"
Gowri Ramnarayan, Tamil Nadu, South India.
web site is inspiring and truly powerful, in its commitment
to liberation and expressions of truth.
And one of the few which I welcome and never tire of reading."
Doug Draime, July 2007
of: Dispatches from the War
Against the World:
voice of Honest Indignation' before its time…"
- Kathleen Raine
poems are in every good sense of the word sensational. Mr Weir is
a most provocative and endearing poet of the passions.
shines and transforms every word. I'm reading the poems again and
- James Kirkup
myself wondering if anyone has read poetry of this sort since Swift
"This is a book
that, once you read, you want to encourage everyone to read….It
is a pity that the'major publishers' still lack the guts to publish
poetry that matters."
- Kevin Bailey, The Haiku Quarterly.
of: Book Disease
and Fearful Symmetry
two chapbooks co-authored by Andi Garwood and Anthony Weir are just
the sort of booklets one should be reading. Both poets have attitude
and talent, but above all they are virile - and virility
in British poetry is still at a premium despite Alvarez's plea forty
years ago that we should be less genteel and decent - to which real
virility is the antithesis....
"There is an
irony and a non-lethal quality of real philosophy in almost every
poem. The work of these poets is that rare beastie: a literate and
lyrical poetry that makes one think about, and question, the accepted
rules governing our lives and world."
- Kevin Bailey, The Haiku Quarterly.
The Transcendental Hotel:
"I keep this book
among a small pile of books which claim my attention when I climb
out from underneath my work."
- Tom Stoppard
"…what an incredible
rage of witty /wise/weird sense/sound/cultural-reference-&-imaginative
bombast Anthony Weir covers…"
- Cathal Dallat
of Half-fogged Mirrors
"It is an extraordinary
document, the repetitions not least. This book will help anyone
caring for a relative with dementia."
- Alan Bennett
of diary of a woman in the initial stages of dementia, in the form
of notes to her dead sister and her unacknowledged son (who adds
a brief commentary). Her preoccupations with good coffee, wine and
warmth are engaging; I found it compulsive reading."
- Sue Benson, Journal
of Dementia Care.
book invites the reader to experience, rather than merely observe,
what is happening in all its incompleteness - incomplete because
of course the memory itself is incomplete. I think it will be of
genuine use to people."
- Michael Holroyd
"I'm very jealous
of your index page.
VERY very professional.
I'm a professional webmaster so I'm jealous as all get out."