Anthony Wilson’s Poetry for the Common Good

Anthony Wilson’s Poetry for the Common Good

This year, exclusively for Greenbelt, Anthony has curated a poetry bill of four fantastic poets: Poetry for the Common Good.

He says: “We are delighted to welcome poets Nancy Campbell, Josephine Corcoran, Sasha Dugdale and Rebecca Goss to Greenbelt. Tackling subjects as diverse as the murder of Stephen Lawrence and melting Arctic ice, they extract new meaning from ancient mythologies of wonder and loss. This is unmissable ‘poetry of earth’.”

Anthony Wilson is a poet, writing tutor, blogger and senior lecturer at the Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter.

His books of poetry are Riddance (Worple Press, 2012), Full Stretch: Poems 1996–2006 (Worple Press, 2006), Nowhere Better Than This (Worple Press, 2002) and How Far From Here is Home? (Stride, 1996). His prose memoir of cancer, Love for Now (Impress Books), was published in 2012.

He is the editor of the best-selling Lifesaving Poems (Bloodaxe, 2015), based on his blog of the same name.

He is co-editor of Making Poetry Matter (Bloomsbury, 2013) and Making Poetry Happen (Bloomsbury, 2015) which was highly commended in the 2016 UKLA academic book of the year award.

His work has been broadcast on the World at One, Arena (RTE), the Chris Evans Breakfast Show, and Something Understood.

He has read his work at venues across the UK including:
The Aldeburgh Poetry Festival (2002, 2014), The Arvon Foundation (The Hurst; Totleigh Barton), Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival, Exeter Poetry Festival, Greenbelt Festival, ICA, The Lowry Centre (Manchester), The New British Library, The Phoenix (Exeter), The Poetry Place, Tate Britain, The Troubadour Cafe, Ty Newydd Writers’ Centre of Wales, Ways With Words Literature Festival, Wenlock Poetry Festival.