From Coventry, to Hiroshima, and on to Dresden: Write Out Loud interviews war and peace poet Antony R Owen
Antony Owen is a poet of war and peace, who posted poems on that subject on Write Out Loud more than a decade ago. He has gone on to publish several collections – including one, The Nagasaki Elder, that was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes award – and win a number of prizes. CND Peace Education (UK) selected him as one of their first national patrons, and his poems feature in a national CND peace education resource to schools. I...
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22nd Feb 2021 5:07 pm
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24th Feb 2021 11:46 am
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20th Feb 2021 9:25 am
During the coronavirus shutdown Write Out Loud has been looking back at some wonderful live poetry moments over the last few years … and re-running so...
15th Feb 2021 10:02 pm
It was an extraordinary moment, for me, at any rate. Early on during a talk about a famous South Asian poet his words were read out in Urdu – and many...
15th Feb 2021 10:00 pm
This all started with an irritable comment on Twitter from me, complaining about the bias of the home commentator during the livestream of the FA Trop...
18th Feb 2021 10:30 am
Worcestershire-based actor, director, producer and poet Amanda Bonnick holds a BA degree in philosophy and sociology from the University of Warwick. A...
22nd Feb 2021 11:20 am
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