Portrait photo of Owen Lowery
Photo by Jayne Lowery

Owen Lowery – Otherwise Unchanged

Otherwise Unchanged, published in December 2012, was Owen Lowery’s first major poetry collection, featuring poems on various formal and informal subjects including Lowery’s experience of hospitalisation and disability following a spinal injury, war, love, and a series of poems responding to work of Turner Prize nominee Dame Paula Rego. Unlimited supported a reading tour of Otherwise Unchanged. £34,000 (ACE).

2 Minutes with Owen Lowery (captioned)

2 Minutes with Owen Lowery (audio-described)

Liverpool Football Club season ticket holder, and former British judo champion Owen Lowery is a tetraplegic who suffered spinal injury in 1987. Since leaving hospital, Owen has gained a First Class Honours Degree and two Master’s Degrees, the most recent of which was in Creative Writing from Bolton University, where he is currently completing his PhD. His poetry has appeared in Stand, PN Review, The Independent, The Guardian, and The Jewish Chronicle. Owen’s first collection, Otherwise Unchanged, is available from Carcanet Press and celebrates many of his interests, including art, music, literature, military history, and football. Owen was married in 2013, so love and relationships are therefore also a vitally important part of his life and work.

Rego Retold, Poems in response to the art works of Paula Rego, by Owen Lowery is available to purchase through Caracanet Press here.