Award-winning poet Antony Dunn is named as the judge of the 2017 York Literature Festival / YorkMix Poetry Competition.

The prestigious competition, now in its fifth year, has become a major national literary event, with more than 1,800 poems submitted last year for the £500 first prize.

The closing date is February 28, 2017.

Antony Dunn has published four collections of poetry. His most recent work, Take This One to Bed (Valley Press), was launched last month.

Antony, a regular tutor for The Poetry School and the Arvon Foundation, is a winner of the Newdigate Prize and an Eric Gregory Award. He edited and introduced Ex Libris, a posthumous collection by York-based poet David Hughes.

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