Michael joined BGU in September 2021 as a lecturer in the Foundation Year. Prior to this, he undertook a PhD in Michael Longley's Nature and Landscape Poetry while also teaching English at the University of Bristol.
Before beginning his research in Bristol, he received an MA in English from the University of St Andrews and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of London. After his undergraduate degree in Scotland he moved to Bristol, where he taught English and Drama at a secondary school for seven years.
He has received several research grants, including a scholarship from the St Matthias Trust, grant to conduct research in Michael Longley's Archives from the University of Bristol and a Short Term Fellowship from the Stuart A. Rose Library at the University of Emory.
His poetry has been published in various magazines and anthologies, including Bedford 10, South, and The Best New Poets in Britain and Ireland 2019-2021.
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