Living by the Sea


Well known as a champion of contemporary poetry, Michael Laskey founded the international Aldeburgh Poetry Festival in 1989 and directed it through its first decade; and he has co-edited the poetry magazine Smiths Knoll since 1991.

Born in 1944, he lives in Suffolk where he works as a freelance writing tutor and editor.

‘Unflinching, clear, emotionally precise, touching, particular, these are very, very good poems’ — Craig Raine (on Permission to Breathe)

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