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For the American writer and father of Winona Ryder, see Michael Horowitz. For the U.S. sociologist, see Michael G. Horowitz.
Michael Horovitz (born 1935) is an Englishmarker poet, artist and translator, educated at Brasenose Collegemarker, Oxfordmarker.

Though initially associated with the British Poetry Revival, Horovitz is best known for his appearance at the International Poetry Incarnation at the Royal Albert Hallmarker on June 11 1965, alongside Allen Ginsberg and Alexander Trocchi. In 1959 he founded the New Departures magazine while still a student, publishing William Burroughs and Samuel Beckett.

In 1969 he edited Children of Albion: Poetry of the Underground in Britain for Penguin Books.

In 1971 he published the lavish The Wolverhampton Wanderer. An Epic of Britannia. In Twelve Books. With a Resurrection & a Life for Poetry United, with an original dustjacket by Peter Blake. The book is a quintessentially English collection of British artists of the period with illustrations and photographs by Michal Tyzack, Peter Blake, Adrian Henri, P.G. Findlay & R. Elson, Patrick Hughes, Gabi Nasemann, Michael Horovitz, Paul Kaplan, John Furnival, Bob Godfrey, Pete Morgan, Jeff Nuttall, David Hockney and others. It is a visual and literary elegy to the culture surrounding association football up to the 1960s, celebrating not only Wolves and its supporters, but also Arsenal, Spurs, and legendary teams from the North.

Growing Up: Selected Poems and Pictures, 1951-'79 was published by Allison & Busby (no relation) in 1979. He has run the Poetry Olympics at the Albert Hall since 1980 and elsewhere the world over, and recently published A New Waste Land.

Horovitz is, alongside Christopher Logue, Tom Pickard and Joyce Johnson, one of the last living links to the Beat poets and their milieu.

He was married to the English poet Frances Horovitz (1938-83); their son Adam (b. 1971) is also a poet of note.

Horovitz recently curated an event at the Portobello Film Festival 2009 titled 'The beat goes on' this was the first of a two part event. The second was currated by Lee Harris & River Styx

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