Maitreyabandhu has won the Keats-Shelley Prize, the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize and the Basil Bunting Award. His first pamphlet, The Bond, was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award. His second pamphlet, Vita Brevis, was a Poetry Book Society Choice. He has published three collections with Bloodaxe: The Crumb Road (2013), Yarn (2015) and After Cézanne (2019). Maitreyabandhu lives and works at the London Buddhist Centre and has been ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order for 29 years. He has written three books on Buddhism (Windhorse Publications).
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