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Anthony Anaxagorou is an award winning poet, prose writer, playwright, performer and educator. He has published eight volumes of poetry, a spoken word EP, a book of short stories and has written for theatre.

His poetry has appeared on various BBC programs over the past decade, while also featuring at the British Urban Film Awards and BBC 6 Music. In 2013 his poem Dialectics was interpreted and performed by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas. He is a judge for the 2016 BBC Young Writers Award and is currently the poet in residence at several London schools where he teaches poetry and creative writing.


In 2015 his poetry and fiction writing won him the Groucho Maverick Award.

He founded Out-Spoken in 2012 and has since launched Out-Spoken Press, a publishing house specialising in poetry, plays and critical writing. His work has subsequently been studied in universities, schools and colleges across the USA, U.K and Australia, as well as being translated into Spanish, German, French and Japanese.


“Look out for Anthony Anaxagorou…a near spiritual experience”

Sunday Times

“His greatest strength is how effectively and completely he can draw you into his narratives despite their serious and complex subjects.”

Josh Idehan, Poejazzi

“One of the most powerful stage performances I’ve seen.”

The Evening Standard