Michael W. Thomas.
About the Author
"Since 2004, Dr. Michael Wyndham Thomas has helped develop and spearhead the workshops for the Key West Robert Frost Poetry Festival. His hands-on teaching skills make poetry exciting for even the novice; his depth of knowledge is impressive.
Because he has endeared himself to everyone associated with the festival—and to many others who live on this island at the southernmost point in the United States—Michael is fondly referred to as the Poet at Large in the Conch Republic Navy”-- Barbara Bowers, writer and journalist.
Many thanks from The Robert Frost Poetry Festival Committee, Key West, Florida.
Michael Wyndham Thomas is an Irish-British writer and lived in Canada for a number of years. He now lives in Worcestershire. He is an internationally-known poet, fiction-writer, dramatist and musician. His poetry, prose and scripts have appeared in Critical Survey, English, The English Review, Fire, The Interpreter's House, Iron, The London Magazine, Other Poetry, Pennine Platform, Stand, Staple and The Swansea Review (UK), as well as Poetry Salzburg Review and The National Gazette (Tirana), Alive!, From the Horse's Mouth, Grain and Reflections (Canada), Etchings (Australia),The Black Mountain Review and Irish University Review (Ireland) and The Antioch Review, Magazine Six, Modern Haiku, Muscadine Lines and The Secret of Salt (USA). He also reviews for Other Poetry (Durham, UK), Poetry Nottingham (UK), Under The Radar (Rugby, UK) and The Journal of American Haiku (Toronto). His most recent reviews have appeared in The London Magazine and the TLS.
Since April, 2004, Michael has been poet-in-residence at the annual Robert Frost Poetry Festival, Key West, Florida. In consequence, he is Poet-at-Large in the Navy of the Conch Republic of Key West. Other recent events outside the UK include readings at Linnaeus University, Sweden and at Tampere University, Finland. Most recently, he gave the keynote address at Poems Are Being Written, a conference on contemporary poetry at the University of Portsmouth.
Michael’s latest novel is Pilgrims at the White Horizon (published by TQF, September 2013) and his latest poetry collections are Batmans Hill, South Staffs (published by Flipped Eye International editions, December 2013) and The Girl from Midfoxfields (Black Pear Press, Summer 2014); a further collection, Come to Pass, is forthcoming from Oversteps in 2015.
He is available for readings, workshops and seminars on both the practice and the theory of poetry writing.
God's Machynlleth and Other Poems (Flarestack, 1996)
Port Winston Mulberry (Littlejohn and Bray, 2010)
Batmans Hill, South Staffs (Flipped Eye International, 2013)
The Girl from Midfoxfields (Black Pear Press, 2014)
Come To Pass (Oversteps Books, 2014)
Valiant Razalia, a two-novel sequence:
The Mercury Annual (2009)
Pilgrims At The White Horizon (2013)
Silver Age / Theaker's Paperback Library.
Essays and Reviews in The London Magazine and the Times Literary Supplement, 2012-2014.
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