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MICHAEL BROWN

 

 

 

Michael’s work has been published widely including The Rialto, Butchers Dog,

Lighthouse Journal, Other Poetry, Crannog, The Moth, South Bank Poetry, Envoi, The North, Brittle Star, New Walk I and The Interpreter's House.

 

He was selected for the Advanced Arvon by Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke in 2013. In 2014 he won the Untold London Competition with his poem, 'From Hungerford Bridge, Looking East.' In 2017 his poem 'The Waiting Room' was shortlisted in the Basil Bunting Award judged by Ahren Warner. He was selected by Clare Pollard for a Northern Writers’ Award (New North Poets) also in 2017.

 

 The pamphlet Undersong (2014) is available from Eyewear Publishing. His most recent pamphlet, Locations for a Soul appeared in 2016 from Templar Publishing. He is currently working towards his first poetry collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boundary

 

 

Start with the sky.  Its possibility.
For the first time in a life,
touch the right side of a face.
And who can ever cross or close
a divide such as this?
This river’s half-mile, its slur of light?
We elide.  Time slips away without us.
Above Birkenhead the cloud fells break,
open us to endless blue
and we are blind.

 

 

©2017 Michael Brown

 

 

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