Anthony is one of the founders of Enfield Poets and has been writing poetry since 1998. He has made frequent appearances at the Dugdale Centre, most notably alongside Carol Ann Duffy and Andrew Motion, as well as at other poetry venues around London. He also performs his work with the jazz band, Special Edition, and has recently began setting his poems to music and performing them with acoustic guitar. His pamphlet, The Reek of Alchemy, was published recently and features poems that reflect his other life as an industrial chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Anthony’s work is remarkably wide ranging, taking in everything from street scenes in Dubai to the industrial heritage of Enfield, and he is adept placing the reader right at the heart of every situation with his extraordinary eye for detail and almost tactile imagery.
In this video Tina Kemp signs my poem “Londinium” in BSL. It was interperated for her by Sharon Goldson. Londinium is now in 40 languages including Braille and British Sign Language. I have been looking for someone to sign the poem for some 4 years now and was directed to Brimsdown Primary school where Tina is Head of the BSL department. The school is a centre of excellence for BSL and all pupils learn to sign.
Denmark May 4th 1945
The Garden of Montclarat
The Woodman Chapmore
The Underlying Hiss of Analogue
Sea Mills, Bristol