Antony Mair now lives in Hastings, but has lived in Germany and France and spent time as an English language teacher, Benedictine monk, shopkeeper in New Bond Street and, for the major part of his professional life, a commercial lawyer in the City, before becoming an estate agent in the Dordogne.  His debut collection, “Bestiary, and Other Animals” was shortlisted for the 2017 Live Canon First Collection Prize, and was published by Live Canon in June 2018.  His second collection, “Let The Wounded Speak”, was published by Oversteps Books in October of the same year.

Reactions to “Bestiary, and Other Animals”:

“Antony’s poems shine with warmth, acute observation and an understated but powerful originality.” – Peter Kenny

“Antony Mair isn’t afraid of taking a stance and speaking out against injustice.  He’s also happy to put the boot in from time to time where he sees fit.  But there’s a tenderness and frankness to his work, a richness of language and reference, and attention to craft.” – Robin Houghton