Dean Atta’s debut poetry collection I Am Nobody’s Nigger was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. He was named as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by the Independent on Sunday. Dean’s work often deals with themes of gender, identity, race and growing up – and has appeared on BBC One, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and Channel 4. Dean regularly performs across the UK and internationally, and is a tutor for Arvon and Poetry School. He is based in Glasgow and is Co-director of Scottish BAME Writers Network.