Antony Owen is the creator of gripping, morally challenging poetry. Often chilling and disarmingly frank in its treatments of violence, it is also laced with an appreciation for the fleeting tenderness of human interactions.
Owen hails from Coventry and his debut collection My Father's Eyes Were Blue (2009) saw the poet begin his unflinching investigation into the violence and loss inflicted by modern warfare.In 2009 Owen was selected alongside two Eric Gregory Award winning poets by Heaventree Press & O'Bheal for an extensive literary tour across Ireland. It included readings at numerous festivals and venues and a recorded performance at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queens University, Belfast. Owen was a finalist in the Shine Journal 2010 poetry competition and his work has been published in periodicals including Avocado Magazine, Cannon Poets, Revival Journal (EIRE), Sherb: An Anthology Of River Poems, Damazine Literary Journal and O'Bheal.
Following a recommendation from Bernadette Cremin, Owen's The Dreaded Boy was chosen to inaugurate Pighog's new Passport pamphlet series, launched in April 2011 at Crawley's first WordFest.