In his third collection of poetry, Michael Brown takes us on a journey around the British coast visiting harbours, lighthouses and beaches. These are remote rural places transformed at night-time, away from the tourist season, where the poet explores climate change, coastal life and an ever-changing environment. Having recently adopted his son, we find here verse that reflects on the adoption process, school protests and childhood memories. We also hear stories from Grenfell Tower,
the Irish border and LGBT history month.
Michael Brown was born in Manchester in 1983. He completed Meet Me At The Harbour whilst staying in his favourite place in the world, Charlestown, Cornwall, and in lighthouses owned by Trinity House. He lives in Cambridge with his husband and their adopted son. Michael is currently working on his short novel on climate change The Cage.
My new favourite pastime is listening to Michael Brown read his poetry. — Sigourney Weaver
Unpredictably humorous and refreshingly uninhibited.— RJ Arkhipov
Reading Meet Me At The Harbour, we do just that, as the poet leads the
reader through the sea’s and society’s myriad faces and spaces. These poems are brimming with razor-sharp observation about the state of our world, and yet also with the joy of living in it. — Rachel Lewis
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