Hugh Dunkerley’s poetry has been praised for its intensity of vision and its bitingly economical marshalling of language. His work is ‘observational’ but Dunkerley is no bystander. He subjects the detritus and violence of the modern world to scrupulous ecological surveillance, delving with an unwavering gaze into the psychology of human passion and suffering.
Hugh teaches at the University of Chichester and is the West Sussex Poet Laureate. In 1992 he received the prestigious Eric Gregory Award. He has won the BBC Wildlife Poet of the Year award on several occasions, in addition to a Hawthornden Fellowship (1999), and a residency at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada (2002), he received Arts Council England funding in 2009.