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 Director of the Bridlington Poetry Festival (Fri 14 - Sun 16 Jun 2013) and an Artistic Associate of Nottingham-based Useful Donkey Theatre Company.
Forthcoming Events & News
READINGS COMING UP
Wed 29 May 2013, 7.30pm
Poetry by Heart
with Antony Dunn, Bill Fitzsimons, Hannah Hunt, Matthew Hedley Stoppard, Suzanne McArdle & Wendy Pratt
HEART in Headlingley, Leeds UK
If you would like to arrange a reading in the UK or elsewhere,
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Bridlington Poetry Festival 2013
Friday 14 – Sunday 16 June
Three packed days of poetry performances, workshops, talks and film screenings in the beautiful cliff-top setting of Sewerby Hall, two miles north of Bridlington.
Now in its fourth year, Bridlington Poetry Festival 2013 welcomes poets from the East Riding of Yorkshire, from across the UK and around the world. This year’s 30 performers include Jackie Kay, Jo Shapcott, Don Paterson, WN Herbert, Helen Mort, Rhian Edwards and Festival Patron Ian McMillan.
This year sees the launch of the Bridlington Poetry Festival Summer School, an intensive creative writing programme for 12 participants alongside the Festival programme, led by renowned poets and tutors Daljit Nagra and Pascale Petit.
The Festival will also feature performances by primary and secondary students who have been working with poet Andrew McMillan in schools around Bridlington, some brilliant interactive performances for young people, a Poetry Slam Cabaret, a Poetry Geo-Cache for families in association with The Poetry Society and more than a few nice surprises...
National Poetry Competition 2011
NEW POEMS PUBLISHED
Suburban broadcast in The Bards of Whitelocks Bar (BBC Radio 4, presented by Jean Sprackland, produced by Emma Harding, April 2013)
Heart in Inspired by Hungarian poetry: British poets in conversation with Attila József (The Balassi Institute Hungarian Cultural Centre, London, April 2013)
You'll Know This By Now in first edition of The English Chicago Review
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
Animal Rescue included in the anthology Soul Feathers, published in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support.
Revelator, Cleopas and Kings included in KJV: Old Text - New Poetry (Wivenbooks).
Just Here commissioned by Art for Humanity (South Africa) and translated into Zulu
Dymock in Poetry London, autumn 2010
Several translations included in New Order: Hungarian Poets of the Post 1989 Generation
REVIEW OF BUGS IN ACUMEN
2012 interview for NAWE's Young Writers' Hub by Cara Brennan, here.
THE POEMS OF RUPERT BROOKE ON CD
Useful Donkey Theatre Company, which presented Mark Payton's inspired and meticulous play, Rupert Brooke, to mark the 90th anniversary of the Armistice, has released a CD of Brooke's poems.
Read by actors and poets including Antony Dunn, Andrew Motion, Ian McMillan, James Wilby, Ian Duhig, Michael Symmons Roberts and Matthew Hollis, the CD is on sale now at Useful Donkey's website
£1 from every copy sold will be donated to the Armed Forces Memorial Appeal. www.forcesmemorial.org.uk