Antony has published three poetry collections: The Land of Green Ginger (Salt, 2008) – which was shortlisted for the Michael Murphy Award – I Am a Magenta Stick (Salt, 2012), and M (Arc, 2017). He was awarded the 10K Manchester Poetry Prize in 2012, and his poems have been anthologised in Identity Parade: New British and Irish Poets (Bloodaxe, 2010), and New Poetries III (Carcanet, 2003). He received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2000, and recorded for the national Poetry Archive in 2009, and the Lyrikline (Berlin) in 2014. The Dutch government elected him as a UK poetry ‘ambassador’ for 2016: his poetry was read on national television, and shown on screens at Schipol airport and Amsterdam Central Station. In 2018, the poem ‘Newark’ from M was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem, and was published in The Forward Book of Poetry 2019.
I’ll be talking to Antony about his writing and publications on this week’s show. And, of course, he’ll be sharing his selections for this week’s Apocalypse Books.
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