Anthony Anaxagorou

Anthony Anaxagorou is an award winning poet, prose writer, playwright, performer and educator. He has published eight volumes of poetry, a spoken word EP, a book of short stories and has written for theatre.

His poetry has appeared on various BBC programs over the past decade, while also featuring at the British Urban Film Awards and BBC 6 Music. In 2013 his poem Dialectics was interpreted and performed by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas.

He is currently the poet in residence at several London schools where he teaches poetry and creative writing while working closely with both The Poetry Society and First Story. In 2014 he completed his first successful tour of Australia.

In 2015 his poetry and fiction writing won him the Groucho Maverick Award.

He founded Out-Spoken in 2012 and has since launched Out-Spoken Press, a publishing house specialising in poetry, plays and critical writing. His work has subsequently been studied in universities across the USA, U.K and Australia, as well as being translated into Spanish, German, French and Japanese.

Anthony will also be jumping on the mic as part of our Spoken Word Showcases across the weekend!