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). He edited and introduced Ex Libris, a posthumous collection of poems by David Hughes (Valley Press 2015).

His own fourth collection, Take This One to Bed, is published by Valley Press in October 2016.

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 is Artistic Director of 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


Wed 2 Nov
Oxford, UK

Details to be confirmed

Fri 11 Nov
Leeds, UK
Launch of Take This One to Bed

Yorkshire Dance
3 St Peter's Buildings, St Peter's Square, LS9 8AH
Details to be confirmed

Fri 25 Nov
Leeds, UK
Word Club

The Chemic Tavern
Details to be confirmed

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

Ex Libris: Poems
edited with an introduction by Antony Dunn

(Valley Press, November 2015)

“A wonderful collection of poems by a poet whose work has been saved from oblivion by an act of love.” Brian Patten
“If you only discover one writer this year, make it David Hughes – his is a poetry of generous precision, grace and gratitude.”
Helen Mort


Read the review by Edmund Prestwich here


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