ZSL Writer in Residence

Poet in residenceZSL are pleased to announce Ahren Warner as the official  ZSL Writer in Residence for 2014.

The ZSL Writer Residency will be a multi-faceted literature project, revolving around the twelve month tenure delivering a programme of literature events and workshops, as well as a poetry competition and a planned literature festival. Ahren will also offer a creative response to his time at ZSL – envisaged as a poetic and photographic engagement, and edit an anthology of writers who contributed to the ZSL Art Programme throughout the year.

For further information please contact: arts@zsl.org 


Ahren Warner is a British poet living between Paris & London. His first book, Confer (Bloodaxe), was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation (Autumn 2011) and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. He has also published a pocket-book, Re: with Donut Press.

Warner received an Eric Gregory Award in 2010 and an Arts Foundation Fellowship in 2012, his poems appear in several major anthologies, including London: A History in Verse (Harvard University Press, 2012), Identity Parade: New British and Irish Poets (Bloodaxe, 2010), Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century (Bloodaxe, 2009) and City State: New London Poetry (Penned in the Margins, 2009).

Ahren was editor of Poetry London, a leading international poetry magazine.