Lewis Buxton is a poet, producer & workshop leader. Coming from a family of teachers, his work is concerned with fathers and sons, how we learn gender roles, and how young men’s image of their bodies fit into the modern world. His poems have appeared in Ambit Magazine, Oxford Poetry and Ink, Sweat and Tears. In 2017 he was shortlisted for the Oxford Brookes International Poetry Prize, judged by Helen Mort. He has headlined stages at The Roundhouse, The Olympic Park, The Royal Festival Hall and the Norwich Arts Centre. His poems have been commissioned by organisations like The Tate, First Story, Nationwide Building Society as well as gaining thousands of hits on YouTube and Facebook. Lewis has performed for internationally renowned organisations like Sofar Sounds as well as regularly in theatres and arts venues across the U.K. He is the director and co-founder of TOAST Poetry, an organisation dedicated to the professional development of poets. He teaches creative writing in schools, libraries and universities around the country. In 2017 he was one of The Poetry School’s Mixed Borders Poets and was poet-in-residence at Alexandra Road Park in London. He has worked for organisations including The Poetry Society, Apple and Snakes and Writers Centre Norwich. He is a First Story writer-in-residence and currently lives between London and Norwich.
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