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GSE Community Cultural Programme: Anthony Wilson - Lifesaving Poems

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Anthony Wilson


Lifesaving poems

Anthony Wilson’s poetry explores the borderline territory between grief and laughter, memory and forgetting, illness and health. His central subject is the way we live within family and community, questioning the roles we construct, both alone and with others. His recent work continues to pursue themes developed in Riddance: mortality, mental health, the relation between body and soul, and how to live fully in the present moment. 

Anthony will read for approximately half an hour, after which there will be time for questions.

When: Wednesday 24th February 13.00 - 14.00 

Where: Zoom 


Anthony Wilson is a poet, writing tutor and lecturer at the University of Exeter. His books of poetry are 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. His most recent books are The Afterlife (Worple Press, 2019) and Deck Shoes, a collection of essays (Impress Books, 2019). His Lifesaving Poems blog can be found at



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