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27 JUNE 2024 - Post Atomic Glossaries: Poetry launch

27 JUNE 2024 - Post Atomic Glossaries: Poetry launch

Peace poet Antony Owen joins us in the Friends House Library for the launch of his latest compilation, Post Atomic Glossaries. We will hear from Antony and explore the intersections between poetry and peace and education work.


Antony will be joined by Helen Griffin, who leads CND’s Peace Education programme, and Hans Svennevig, Subject Leader Citizenship PGCE at UCL’s Institute of Education. We will be sharing in Antony's powerful and timely new collection we will explore how poetry can bring creative learning to challenging classroom topics.



Date and time

Thursday, June 27 · 6 - 8pm GMT+1


About Antony Owen

Antony Owen is a writer from Coventry with an avid interest in the psychological and physical affects of conflict. In World War II his Nan, Martha Sherriff was forcibly displaced with her children following the Luftwaffe bombing of Coventry. As a child/adolescent growing up in the 1980’s where nuclear war tensions were high and weapons were proliferated to nearly four times what they are today (55,000 nuclear weapons) this had a profound affect on his interest in modern conflicts. Since 2009 Owen has had nine volumes of poetry published by many presses internationally and his work is widely translated. His 2017 book The Nagasaki Elder (VPress) was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for new work in poetry and he was also a winner of the Museum of Military Medicine Poetry Award in 2018. He has met survivors in Hiroshima, Dresden and Coventry and has a passion for peace education and the role poetry and arts has to play in raising awareness of the consequences that conflict has on people in both the immediate and longer term.

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