Anthony Wilson

Anthony Wilson is a poet, writing tutor and lecturer at the University of Exeter. His books of poetry are The Afterlife (Worple Press, 2019), 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).  He is also the author of a prose memoir, Love for Now (Impress Books, 2012), detailing his experience of cancer.

Anthony has held writing residencies at The Poetry Society, The Times Educational Supplement, The Poetry Trust and Tate Britain, and he works as a tutor for the Arvon Foundation. He is editor of Creativity in Primary Education (Learning Matters, 2009), and co-editor of Making Poetry Matter (Continuum, 2013), and The Poetry Book for Primary Schools (Poetry Society, 1998).

His research is in the field of writing in education. In 2010-12 he was a co-convener of the ESRC Seminar Series Poetry Matters. In 2011 he compiled Creativity, Confidence and Challenge, a research report with Bath Festivals’ The Write Team on the impact of creative writers in schools.

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