Antony Dunn was born in London in 1973 and lives in Leeds. He won the Newdigate Prize in 1995 and received an Eric Gregory Award in 2000. He has published three collections of poems, Pilots and Navigators (Oxford University Press 1998), Flying Fish (Carcanet OxfordPoets 2002) and Bugs (Carcanet OxfordPoets 2009).

Antony is a regular tutor for The Poetry School and the Arvon Foundation. He has worked on a number of translation projects with poets from Holland, Hungary, China and Israel, and was Poet in Residence at the University of York for 2006 and at the Ilkley Literature Festival in 2010. He also writes for the theatre and his plays include Dog Blue, Goose Chase and Shepherds’ Delight.

He is Artistic Director of the Bridlington Poetry Festival.

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“I’m really enjoying Antony Dunn’s new collection Bugs. I’ve been a fan of Antony’s careful and precise verse for years”
Ian McMillan
“An often unique voice… subtle, thought-provoking and enormously readable”
Poetry Review


Forthcoming Events & News


Thu 21 May, 7.30pm
Sheffield (UK)

South Yorkshire Poetry Festival
'The Garden in The Bath'
with John Foggin, Julie Mellor & Cora Greenhill
‚ÄčThe Bath Hotel, Sheffield
More details here

If you would like to arrange a reading in the UK or elsewhere,
please e-mail

National Poetry Competition 2011

In Vitro was commended in the National Poetry Competition 2011 by judges Colette Bryce, John Glenday & Jackie Kay

Antony reads In Vitro at the Savile Club, London, here


Left published in Poetry Review, December 2014

Boys and How About This? published in The North, December 2013

National Park published in Poetry Review, June 2013

Heart in Inspired by Hungarian poetry: British poets in conversation with Attila József (The Balassi Institute Hungarian Cultural Centre, London, April 2013)

Eighteen commissioned by Carol Ann Duffy for Jubilee Lines

It Has Rained All Week in The New Statesman, May 2012

Cold Case in A Mutual Friend: Poems for Charles Dickens, ed. Peter Robinson (Two Rivers Press 2012)

Self-Portrait in Betty's Cafe Tea-Room, Ilkley in Lung Jazz: Young British Poets for Oxfam, ed. Todd Swift & Kim Lockwood (Cinnamon Press 2012)

Torch Song in Poetry Review, autumn 2011

Advent commissioned by Carol Ann Duffy for The Guardian, December 2010

from Departures and Calling included in Magma, issue #50, June 2011

Several translations included in New Order: Hungarian Poets of the Post 1989 Generation


Read the review by Edmund Prestwich here


2012 interview for NAWE's Young Writers' Hub by Cara Brennan, here.