The Writers of Wales Database
Tony Lewis-Jones was born in Wales, and educated at Clifton and Oxford. His poetry has appeared in magazines and anthologies all over the world, and has been broadcast on radio and television. He has held a number of poetry-related posts including Co-ordinator of Poems on the Bus and Poetry in the Parks, Poet-In-Residence at BBC Radio Bristol and Poet-In-Residence at The Bristol Evening Post. His Anytime: Collected Poems (Poetry Monthly Press, 2006) was released internationally under the title Any Time and Other Poems by BeWrite Books.
Tony has been working extensively with the Japanese short forms of late, and one of his haiku was published at the prestigious Mainichi Haiku website out of Tokyo, Japan in October 2009. He was listed in the Mainichi Haiku 'Best Haiku of 2009' (for further information please go to google.co.uk and enter 'Mainichi Haiku in English'): his October 2009 haiku was described as "a delicate masterpiece".
Tony is currently concentrating on producing e-books, and his latest, Significant Others, has been archived by the National Poetry Library in London and the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh.
"…Any Time is a thought-provoking read … a volume that creates memorable pictures, sounds, senses … that should be cherished…"
"…Brave, committed, gorgeous lyricism…"
"…A first rate craftsman and an astute observer…"
"…Striking and memorable…"
The Emperor’s Small Change (Poetry Monthly Press, 2001)
Full Moons and Half Truths (Poetry Monthly Press, 2003)
Lost poems (Poetry Monthly Press, 2005)
Anytime: Collected Poems (Poetry Monthly Press, 2006)
Any Time and Other Poems (USA- BeWrite, 2006)
The Lost Poems 2 (e-book) (Firewater Press 2007)
Living with History (e-book) (Firewater Press, 2008)
Izumi (Poetry Monthly Press, 2008)
Natsu (e-book; Firewater Press, 2009) / (Poetry Monthly Press, 2010)
The Lost Poems 3 (Firewater Press, 2012)
Significant Others (Firewater Press, 2012)
City: Bristol Today in Poems and Pictures (contributor) (Paralalia, 2004)
Routes: Twelve Poet - A Road Less Traveled (contributor) (BeWrite Books, 2004)
Contemporary Poetry Since 1990 (contributor) (Cambridge University Press 2009)
Any Time and Other Poems (USA- Bewrite, 2006)
This book was considered for Wales Book of the Year 2007.
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The Emperor’s Small Change (Poetry Monthly Press, 2001; 2008)
First published in 2001, The Emperor’s Small Change is now in its 6th edition. The original settings and lay-out of the poems have not been altered since the first print-run - however, this is a completely new edition, available exclusively by credit/debit card from the Poetry Monthly Internet Bookshop @ www.poetrymonthly.com and the author.
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