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Dr Edson Burton is a writer of poetry, theatre and radio drama. His credits include poetry collection Seasoned (2008). Edson is a versatile poet performer whose work celebrates resilience. His radio and theatre credits include Armour of Immanuel (2007), The Chosen One (2009), Deacon (2017, 2019) and Old Vic co-productions Curry Goat & Fish Fingers with Miles Chambers, An Abolitionist Returns (2018) and Anansi & the Grand Prize (2019). He is currently co-curating a series of events in partnership with Bristol Old Vic to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the St Paul's Uprising, and working on the third instalment of Deacon for Radio 4.