"Just a quick email to say what a pleasure it was to come across your Walthamstow book of poems, which I devoured on this autumn morning and I will be recommending to friends. I like the simplicity of your language (but filled with meaning and emotion and appreciation for life). As a fellow E17 resident it was wonderful to read so many poems inspired by our borough." Lulu (Nov 2021)
Michael Shann Poetry
Originally from Yorkshire, I've lived in London since 1998 and am a member of the Forest Poets Stanza in Walthamstow. I've had three collections of poetry published by the Paekakariki Press: Euphrasy (2012), Walthamstow (2015) and To London (2017). I work for the charity Carers UK where I have coordinated an annual creative writing and photography competition.
My most recent book, To London, was published in June 2017 and features illustrations by artist Kirsten Schmidt. It is available from Paekakariki Press, The Riverside Bookshop, E17 Art House, Here On Earth and Amazon.