Michael Symmons Roberts

Friday, 17 February

michael symmons roberts

Michael Symmons Roberts was born in 1963 in Preston, Lancashire, UK. He has published six collections of poetry which have garnered the Forward Prize, the Costa Poetry Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Award, and been shortlisted for the Griffin International Poetry Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize. His continuing collaboration with composer James MacMillan has led to two BBC Proms choral commissions, song cycles, music theatre works and operas. He has published two novels, and is Professor of Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University. His Selected Poems appeared in 2016.


Writer Links

Poems at Poetry Foundation

Poems at Poetry International

Michael reads from Drysalter





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Cork International Poetry Festival
14 - 18 February 2017