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"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

poet and printmaker

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 books of poems 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.

To London

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.  

Soho Pubs

To mark 1,000 sales of my Walthamstow and To London books, I have recently returned to my first (creative) love of photography and produced a series of prints of the poems and photos which are available through my online shop at Etsy.