Artist and poet Tony Lopez is best known for his book False Memory (The Figures, 1996; Shearsman 2012), which samples and satirizes the fragmented language of commodity culture in modern Britain.
His most recent collection is Only More So (UNO Press, 2011; Shearsman 2012) the latest of 25 books of poetry, criticism and fiction. He has received awards from the Wingate Foundation, the Society of Authors, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Arts Council England. His poetry is featured in The Art of the Sonnet (Harvard), Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry (Oxford), Vanishing Points (Salt), The Reality Street Book of Sonnets (Reality Street), Other: British and Irish Poetry since 1970 (Wesleyan) and Conductors of Chaos (Picador). His critical writings are collected in Meaning Performance: Essays on Poetry (Salt, 2006) and The Poetry of W.S. Graham (Edinburgh University Press, 1989). He taught for many years at the University of Plymouth and was appointed the first Professor of Poetry there in 2000 and Emeritus Professor in 2009. He currently works by commission on public art incorporating text.