About the Author

Born in Liverpool in 1942, Michael Henry read Modern Languages at Oxford. Soon after graduating he emigrated to Canada, where he worked as a teacher for thirteen years. He had his first poems published in Canadian magazines and also broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Company. Since his return to England he has lived in his home-town, Cheltenham.

He has published six collections of poems: a pamphlet published by KQBX press; four collections published by Enitharmon Press; and the latest collection published by Five Seasons Press. He has been widely published in magazines and his poems have also been included in numerous anthologies.

He has won and been cited in many competitions.
He is currently working on his “Selected and New Poems”.

Michael is married to the poet and artist Tricia Torrington.


‘Henry’s poems are quiet, fragile, written off the cuff, sustained by fragments of lived experience . . . when he gets it right the effect is exhilaratingly direct.’Charles Bainbridge, The Guardian

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