poetry clips: Michael McKimm 

Every Monday the John Hewitt Society releases two new poetry clips. Click here for more. 

Michael McKimm (Ireland/England) read for the Hewitt Society in Carnlough for the 2013 Spring School.

Michael was born in Belfast and grew up near the Giant’s Causeway. A graduate of the Warwick Writing Programme, he won an Eric Gregory Award in 2007 and was an International Writing Fellow at the University of Iowa in 2010. He now lives in London where he works for the Geological Society Library.

He has published one collection of poetry, “Still This Need” (Heaventree Press, 2009), and a pamphlet, “Fossil Sunshine” (Worple, 2013), and has edited the anthologies “MAP: Poems After William Smith’s Geological Map of 1815” (Worple, 2015), and “The Tree Line: Poems for Trees, Woods & People” (Worple, 2017). His work has appeared in anthologies and magazines in the UK, Ireland and the USA, including “Best of Irish Poetry 2010” (Southword Editions, 2009), “Best British Poetry 2012” (Salt, 2012), “Dear World & Everyone In It: New Poetry in the UK” (Bloodaxe, 2013) and  “New Poets from the North of Ireland” (Blackstaff, 2016).

Research for “Fossil Sunshine” was funded by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts and was a collaboration with earth scientists to create a new series of poems addressing the geology of climate change. Find out more at Written In the Rocks.


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