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Apples and Snakes at Tate Poetry Evening with Anthony Anaxagorou

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Join award-winning poet, writer, publisher and educator, Anthony Anaxagorou reading from his latest poetry collection

Heterogeneous is the definitive anthology of Anthony’s poetry – an extensive and revised selection taken from several previous volumes. The winner of of the 2015 Groucho Maverick Award, Anaxagorou offers the reader an insight into his poetry career with work spanning from 2009–2016. The poems in this anthology are raw, visceral and unapologetic, covering love, loss, parenthood, politics and injustice. Heterogeneous is a fascinating journey of an accomplished writer attempting to unravel and diagnose something particularly crucial, intricate and tormenting about our advancing world.

Anthony will read from his work, followed by a Q & A and book signing.


Anthony Anaxagorou is a British born Cypriot, whose poetry and fiction have appeared on BBC Newsnight, BBC Radio 4 and Radio 6 Music, ITV, Vice UK, Channel 4 and Sky Arts. He was commissioned by the Labour Party during the 2017 general election to write the poem for their campaign entitled Mark It Red. In 2016 he was shortlisted for the Hospital Club’s H-100 award for most influential people in writing and publishing. In 2017 he was shortlisted for the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship. Currently he works as the writer in residence at two schools and guest lectures at universities on poetry in education and identity politics. In 2012 he founded Out-Spoken, a poetry and live music night, and Out-Spoken Press, an independent publisher of poetry and critical writing that aims to challenge the lack of diversity in British publishing.

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22 June 2018 at 19.30–20.30