Tony Lopez

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Tony Lopez is an English poet of international repute. He was born in Stockwell in 1950 and grew up in Brixton, South London. He began work by writing fiction for newspapers and magazines, and had five crime and science fiction novels published before going to university at Essex and then Cambridge. He has received awards from the Wingate Foundation, the Society of Authors, the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, and Arts Council England. His poetry is featured in The Art of the Sonnet (Harvard), Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry (Oxford), Vanishing Points: New Modernist Poems (Salt), The Reality Street Book of Sonnets (RSE), Other: British and Irish Poetry since 1970 (Wesleyan) and Conductors of Chaos (Picador). His critical writings are collected in Meaning Performance: Essays on Poetry (Salt) and The Poetry of W.S. Graham (Edinburgh University Press). He taught for many years at the University of Plymouth, where he was appointed the first Professor of Poetry. He is married with two grown up children and lives in Exmouth in Devon.

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