Anthony Wilson

Anthony Wilson is a lecturer, poet and writing tutor. He is subject leader for Primary English at the Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter.

As a poet he has published four collections of poetry and two pamphlets –The Difference (1999, Aldeburgh Poetry Trust) and The Year of Drinking Water (Exeter Leukaemia Fund, 2007).

His Lifesaving Poems anthology based on his blog of the same name is now available from Bloodaxe Books (2015).

His books of poetry are How Far From Here is Home? (Stride, 1996), Nowhere Better Than This (Worple Press, 2002), Full Stretch: Poems 1996-2006 (Worple Press, 2006), and Riddance (Worple Press, 2012).

Love for Now (2012), a memoir of cancer, is available from Impress Books.

His research is in the field of poetry in education. He is co-convener of the ESRC Seminar Series Poetry Matters. His current projects include working with Bath Festivals' The Write Team on a project about creative writers in schools.

His books include The Poetry Book for Primary Schools (The Poetry Socety, 1998), Making Poetry Matter (Bloomsbury, 2013), Creativity in Primary Education (Third Edition) (Sage, 2015), and Making Poetry Happen (Bloomsbury, 2015).

His poetry writing lesson plans can be found at The Poetry Trust, The Poetry Archive and the Poetry Society.

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