To Provide All People by Owen Sheers
To Provide All People is a book-length poem by UEA alumnus Owen Sheers and has just been published by Faber & Faber to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service Act. Owen graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) in 1998 and published his first collection of poetry, The Blue Book, in 2000. His first work of non-fiction, The Dust Diaries, was the Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year in 2005, while his second collection of poetry, Skirrid Hill, won the 2006 Somerset Maugham Award. His most recent novel, I Saw A Man, was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year andthe Prix Etranger in France. Earlier this year he was awarded the Wilfred Owen Poetry Award.