is a writer from Coventry and the author of 5 poetry collections since 2009. His latest collection The Nagasaki Elder was shortlisted for the coveted Ted Hughes Award and he is one of the leading writers of war and peace poetry active in 21st century poetry. His work is taught at regular poetry workshops in Hiroshima and also appears in a national UK peace education resource by CND Peace Education

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To build a Syrian house: When poetry and peace intertwine

Poets Antony Owen and Isabel Palmer have written for over 10 years on issues relating to conflict and peace. Here, they reflect on the strength of poetry to provide depth and truth to the first-hand experiences of conflict, and to breath life into dreams of a peaceful future. Through exploring several poems provided by our guest contributors related to conflict in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan, this article seeks to present ways that poetry can help people come to terms with conflict, share their lived experience, and communicate stories about peacebuilding from civilians who are often overlooked in conflict zones. Read more »