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. His personal archive is now housed in the Special Collections at Leeds University Library.
First Year: 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. 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.