Tony Towle

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Tony Towle 1977
                                            Photo credit: David S. Kelley


Tony Towle was born in New York in 1939, grew up in Queens and Westchester and then spent three years in Washington, D.C. He came back to New York in 1960, shortly after he began writing poetry, and has lived there ever since.

He has written about his life in New York in the early sixties in his Memoir 1960-63.


Poems (privately printed, 1966)

After Dinner We Take a Drive Into the Night  (Tibor de Nagy, New York, 1968)

North  (Columbia University Press, New York, 1970)

Lines for the New Year: Poems 1963-65  (Adventures in Poetry, New York, 1975)

Autobiography and Other Poems  (Sun/Coach House South, New York, 1977)

Works on Paper  (Swollen Magpie Press, Putnam Valley, NY, 1978)

Gemini  Collaborations with Charles North  (Swollen Magpie Press, 1981)

New & Selected Poems 1963-1983  (Kulchur, New York, 1983)

Some Musical Episodes: Poems & Prose  (Hanging Loose Press, Brooklyn, NY, 1992)

A History of the Invitation: New & Selected Poems 1963-2000  (Hanging Loose Press)

Memoir 1960 – 1963 (Faux Press, 2001)

Nine Immaterial Nocturnes  (Barretta Books, New York, 2003)

Winter Journey  (Hanging Loose Press, 2008)


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