Roger Philip Dennis

Roger Philip Dennis is an artist and tutor running painting workshops from his studio in Devon. He has enjoyed writing since appearing in his school magazine at the age of nine. He grew up in the New Forest, and went to St Andrews for an MA in Philosophy, where he co-founded, produced and illustrated the literary magazine “Entry” [1969-73.] Craft textiles, archaeological reconstructions, abstract paintings, and topographical views of Fife and Somerset prompted studying “Art and Design in a Social Context” at Dartington College. A 1985 Arvon Foundation Apprenticeship-Scheme for a novel led to work editing. He continues writing fiction alongside poetry. He won first prize in The Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition 2014.