Introducing – Michael Brown

Copied shamelessly (but with full permission!) from the Blog of Alison Jack here I’m introducing you to Michael Brown the second of the authors on the Books: Beautiful Books stall at the Mill Road Winter Fair in Cambridge on Saturday 6th December 2014.

Today I’d like to introduce you to the second of the authors helping to run the Books, Beautiful Books stall at Mill Road Winter fair on 6 December: poet Michael Brown.

Michael Brown Photo

Michael Brown was born in Manchester in 1983. He completed The Exhibit at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge Summer 2014. He lives in Cambridge with his husband John. He divides his time between poetry and teaching English.

In a quote from his website, Michael describes himself as “Poet Brownie: poet with a soul, mind without control

The Exhibit

The Exhibit cover art

“three shapes drawn on the school wall / circle, triangle and square / but what if you don’t fit?”

The Exhibit puts human emotions on display. It is a book between two cities – Cambridge and Manchester – with detours via wax museums and planetariums, it brings down the Berlin Wall and challenges censorship in Iran, reveals the love of gay marriage and has conversations with Alexander McQueen, Damien Hirst and Sylvia Plath.

This in an impressive collection by a young poet already known for his innovative, intense poetry that draws its energy from the light and dark of everyday life. Michael Brown’s poems seek to put our most intense feelings on display, sharing our common experiences and observing humanity standing on the outside looking in.

For more information about Michael, and to read excerpts from and reviews of The Exhibit, please visit his website. You can also connect with him on Facebook or Twitter. Better still, come along to the Donkey Green marquee, Mill Road, Cambridge, between 10.30am and 4.30pm on 6 December and meet him for yourself.

The Exhibit can be purchased from SilverWood Books, and, of course, from Books, Beautiful Books.

Website

Facebook

Twitter

Purchase link via SilverWood 

Mill Road Fair 

Coming Saturday – meet Saffra Monteiro.

About Georgia Rose

Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of the romantic and suspenseful Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. A short story, The Joker, based on a favourite character from the series followed and is free to download from Amazon. Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, a standalone, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre. Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing. Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination! Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire in the UK where she lives with her much neglected husband and dog. Their son, currently at university, comes and goes and their daughter, having delighted them all for long enough, has eventually moved out, got married, and is discovering the joys of being all grown up and having a mortgage.
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