Dean Atta’s is an award-winning Black British author and poet of Greek Cypriot and Jamaican heritage whose works have received praise from Bernardine Evaristo and Malorie Blackman. His novel in verse, The Black Flamingo, about a Black gay teen finding his voice through poetry and drag performance, won the Stonewall Book Award and was shortlisted for numerous further prestigious awards. His poetry collection, There is (still) love here, explores acceptance, queer joy and the power of unapologetically being yourself and fully embracing who you are.
Dean has two poems in our Global Majority anthology, Where We Find Ourselves
and two more in Joy//Us: Poems of Queer Joy.
(You can also find him portrayed in Outcome)