Anthony Anaxagorou is a British-born Cypriot award-winning poet, fiction writer, essayist, publisher and poetry educator. In 2002 he was the first critic’s choice winner of The Poetry Society’s SLAMbassadors UK championship (then known as Rise Slam). He has published nine volumes of poetry, a spoken-word EP and a collection of short stories. His poetry and fiction have appeared on BBC Newsnight, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 6 Music, ITV, Vice UK, Channel 4 and Sky Arts, as well as being published in The Poetry Review, The Feminist Review, Amnesty International’s Words That Burn and John Berger’s anthology The Long White Thread of Words. Currently he works as the writer in residence at Whitmore School in Harrow and Queen Elizabeth Boys school in Barnet where he teaches poetry. In 2012 he founded Out-Spoken, London’s premier poetry and live music night, and Out-Spoken Press, an independent publisher of poetry and critical writing that aims to challenge the lack of diversity in British publishing.