School of English & Journalism
College of Arts
Michael is a well-established poet and writer, with many years’ experience in publishing, tutoring and literature promotion. He is a former editor on Stand Magazine; founder-editor of Sunk Island Publishing; first Literature Animateur (Literature Development Officer) for Lincolnshire (1988 - 1993); Writer in Residence on the Internet (c/o Channel and Arts Council, 1995) and Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Lincoln University, 2005 - 2008. Since 1984 he has had over a dozen titles published. He is a columnist for the online magazine, The Fortnightly Review, and is a regular on Siren Radio’s Inspired On Air programme. His personal archive is now housed in the Special Collections at Leeds University Library.
First Year: Introduction to Literary Studies (Coordinator); Early Victorian Literature; Late Victorian and Edwardian Literature. Third Year: supervisor, Independent Study creative writing dissertations. MA Creative Writing: tutor and module coordinator (Poetry, Life Writing, and Production and Publication); contributor to MA 21st Century Literature. Director of The Writing Centre. Manager of social media for English. English Admissions Tutor.
Poetry. Intermedia. The works of Ken Smith.
External Examiner, English and Creative Writing, Swansea University, 2014 - present. External Examiner, Leeds Trinity University, 2017 - present.