Michael Schmidt OBE FRSL is the founder and editorial director of Carcanet Press and PN Review and was Professor of Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University and then at the University of Glasgow, and writer in residence at St John’s College, Cambridge. He is a poet, novelist, literary historian and anthologist.
Michael is an authoritative figure in contemporary poetry, an experienced public speaker and a powerful and engaging reader of his own work.
In 2006, Michael was awarded an O.B.E. for services to poetry and higher education.
His Selected Poems, acclaimed Resurrection of the Body, Collected Poems and Resurrection of the Body are published by Smith/Doorstop.
The Stories of My Life will be published in October 2013.