Coventry poet Antony Owen explores subjects with a general focus on forgotten people and the consequences of international and domestic conflicts.
He is the author of five poetry collections and his work has appeared in several literary journals worldwide plus translated works in both Dutch and Japanese war poetry anthologies.
In 2015 Owen self-funded a trip to Hiroshima to interview A-bomb survivors and meet various schools who have been taught some of his poems. His work has been exhibited at various peace centres including the International Convention Centre, Hiroshima.
In recognition of his work, CND Peace Education UK selected Owen as a patron in 2015 alongside award winning writer AL Kennedy.