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Alan Dunnett was born in London in 1953. He read English at Oxford before going to drama school. After some years as a freelance theatre director, he became Acting Tutor at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and then Head of Postgraduate Studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He retired as Course Leader, MA Screen, Drama Centre London, at the end of December 2013, and is now an Associate Lecturer, teaching and directing across the Drama and Performance Programme at Central Saint Martins. Photo by Mark Duffield Dec 09
Photo by Mark Duffield Dec 09

His poetry has appeared in magazines and anthologies, including The Warwick Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, Stand, Orbis, The Rialto, The Interpreter's House, Other Poetry, Outposts, Weyfarers, Poetry Nottingham, Assent, Pennine Platform, Dream Catcher, The Reader, Poetry News, New Poetry 6 (edited by Ted Hughes), The Methuen Book of Theatre Verse, The Robin Hood Book; also, a collection, Hurt Under Your Arm, published by Envoi, and a pamphlet, In the Savage Gap. In 1989, he received an East Midlands Arts Writer's Bursary and was then part of EMA's 1990 New Voices Tour. There have been several competition short-listings, prize-winning at Ealing (2014), Norwich (2013), Nottingham (2012), Torbay (2008). Readings at Nottingham, Derby and Bradford Playhouses, Leicester Haymarket, The Troubadour, The Poetry Cafe and on Radio Nottingham and Radio Derby.

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