Award winning poet, including prestigious Eric Gregory Award (1992), several times prize winner in BBC Wildlife Poet of the Year Award; Hawthornden Fellowship (1999), Leighton Studio Residency, Banff Centre, Canada (2002) and 2009 Arts Council Award.
Praise for Hare
This original and confident collection depicts an unsettling contemporary world, where the quotidian is found to be profoundly other than expected, and a sense of troubled realism prevails. Acuity of observation, emotional depth and intellectual rigour inform Hugh Dunkerley’s work. - Penelope Shuttle
What I admire about Hugh Dunkerley’s poetry is the spareness and clarity of his language: his ability to tackle the extremities of experience – death, sex, loss, the ruthlessness of nature – with a vision which is unsentimental and yet profoundly moving. - Vicki Feaver