Sean Bonney

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Sean Bonney at a reading in Berlin 2016

Sean Bonney is a contemporary English poet. Bonney was born in Brighton and brought up in the north of England. He now lives in Berlin.

His publications include Notes on Heresy (Writers Forum, 2002), Poisons, their antidotes (West House, 2003), Blade Pitch Control Unit (Salt, 2005), Document: hexprogress (Yt Communication, 2006), Baudelaire in English (Veer 2008), Document: poems, diagrams, manifestos (Barque 2009), and The Commons (Opened 2011). He edits the press Yt Communication with Frances Kruk.

He was a regular attendee at the Cobbing-led Writers Forum workshop. Together with other UK based poets his work marks a progression and continuance of the British Poetry Revival.

In Autumn 2006, he was a guest lecturer at the University of Roehampton. In Autumn 2011 he ran a seminar on Poetry and Revolution at the University of Cambridge.


  • Letters Against the Firmament, Enitharmon Press, 2015
  • Four Letters, Four Comments, Punch Press, 2012
  • Happiness (Poems After Rimbaud), Unkant, 2011
  • The Commons, Opened, 2011
  • For the Administration, Crater Press, 2010
  • 5 After Rimbaud, Grasp Press, 2010
  • Document - Poems, Diagrams, Manifestos, Barque Press, 2008
  • Baudelaire in English, Veer Books, 2007
  • Blade Pitch Control Unit, Salt Publishing, 2005
  • Poisons, Their Antidotes, West House Books, 2003
  • Notes on Heresy, Writers Forum, 2002

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