Dawson, Tony

Tony Dawson was born in London’s East End in 1937. In 1940, at the height of the Blitz, his family moved to a small town to the west of London to escape the bombing and that fraught journey has remained etched into his mind ever since. In fact, it was the theme of Embers, a poem published with a preface as an ‘Eyelet’ by the Shoestring Press (Nottingham) in 2020. For 18 years, he taught at the University in Seville, where he has lived since 1989, and, prior to that, he was a lecturer at Polytechnics in Coventry and Liverpool. In 2013, he published his first poem, Lithuanian Cat’s Cradle in Critical Survey. After a seven-year hiatus, he took up writing again during the pandemic and has published over 40 items, mostly poems. His work, so far, has appeared in print in Critical Survey, Shoestring Press, Poems-for-All, Chiron Review, and Pure Slush, as well as online at Loch Raven Review, London Grip, The Five-Two, The Syndic Literary Journal, Horror Sleaze and Trash, Cajun Mutt Press, Poetry and Covid, Beatnik Cowboy, Retreats from Oblivion, and Home Planet News, (in the latter case in both Spanish and English).


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