Michael W Thomas

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The Stations of the Day

The Portswick Imp

The Girl from Midfoxfields

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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.

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Michael W. Thomas

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 events outside the UK include readings at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada; at Linnaeus University, Sweden; and at Tampere University, Finland. Michael has also given featured readings at the Ledbury Poetry Festival, at the Birmingham States of Independence Festival and at the Ways With Words Festival, Dartington Hall.

He has given lectures and keynote addresses at events as diverse as Elizabeth Bowen Day at London Goldsmiths, Contemporary Irish Writing at the University of Bradford and Poems Are Being Written, a conference on contemporary poetry at the University of Portsmouth.

He is available for readings, workshops and seminars on both the practice and the theory of writing.

Michael W. Thomas: Bibliography:

The Mercury Annual 
(TQF / Theaker’s Paperback Library, 2009)
Pilgrims at the White Horizon
(TQF / Theaker’s Paperback Library, 2013)

Short fiction
The Portswick Imp: Collected Stories, 2001-2016
(Black Pear Press, 2018)

Poetry collections
God’s Machynlleth and Other Poems
(Flarestack, 1996)
Port Winston Mulberry (Littlejohn and Bray, 2009)
Batman’s Hill, South Staffs
(Flipped Eye International, 2013)
The Girl from Midfoxfields
(Black Pear Press, 2014)
Come To Pass
(Oversteps Books, 2014)
Early and Late
(Cairn Time Press, 2018)

Featured in Polly Stretton, ed, The Unremembered: World War One’s Army of Workers, The British Story (Black Pear Press, 2018)

The Stations of the Day (Black Pear Press, 2019)

Assumption Eve  (Worcester Commandery, 2000)
(The Progress Theatre Festival, Reading, 2009, and the Shoebox Theatre Company, Staffordshire, 2011)
(The Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham [Shoebox Theatre Company], 2011)

Esp.  Shortlisted for the UK Novella Award (2015)

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