Editing your poems with Dean Atta

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Dean Atta, poet and author of The Black Flamingo, has prepared a worksheet with 10 questions for editing your poem. Download the worksheet, and watch the complimentary video where Dean walks you through his editing techniques.

Dean Atta was named as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by the Independent on Sunday. His debut poetry collection, I Am Nobody’s Nigger, was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. His debut novel, The Black Flamingo, was awarded the 2020 Stonewall Book Award, and shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, YA Book Prize and Jhalak Prize. His writing dealing with themes of race, gender and sexuality has appeared on the BBC and Channel 4, and in his regular column for Attitude magazine.

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