Chris Beckett

Chris Beckett worked in Tokyo in the 1980s, where he met the painter and sculptor, Isao Miura. His poems and translations (from Japanese, French and Amharic) have been published in MPT and Poetry London, also in anthologies, including Sidekick’s latest Birdbook. He won the Poetry London competition in 2001 and his second collection, Ethiopia Boy, was published by Carcanet/Oxford Poets in 2013. Sketches from the Poem Road, shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award 2015was shown at The Poetry Society in March/April 2015 and an extended version including painting, calligraphy and bronzes, also a 15 meter one-line poem, will be shown at the Glass Tank Gallery, Oxford Brookes University from 20 June, 2016.