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Tom Denbigh is a poet and playwright based in Bristol.
He is a winner of BBC Words First and has headlined stages around the UK and abroad. He has written an ACE-funded short film, and had his writing featured by BBC 1extra, BBC Bitesize, Apples and Snakes, the Institute of Physics and many more.
He is a producer at Milk Poetry and has facilitated writing workshops for groups of students from the UK and abroad (he is particularly proud of his work with queer young people).
Outside of poetry Tom is a doctor with a PhD on plant roots and crumbling soil. He also works part-time on climate change policy.
In 2019 he published his debut collection of poetry, “…and then she ate him” (Burning Eye Books).
Tom is currently working on his first solo show, recently featured at Bristol Old Vic's Open Stage.
"Denbigh has a unique ability to weave narrative and humour through expansive poems which reframe and reconsider the everyday." Andrew Mcmillan
“His wickedly beautiful writing twists our expectations of fairy tales, familiar figures and love into living, breathing, evolving poetry.” Malaika Kegode
"Delicate poetry about the environment and love. With swearing. Highly recommended" Clare Reddington