Michael Wilson is a national award-winning published performance poet.
His writing is a balance of light and shade.
He is a multi-national slam finalist and winner of several slams, including Cheltenham Lit UK slam and Belfast Book Festival slam the Belfast Book Festival slam. He was a finalist in the BBC Radio 4 Slam, and the Ireland Slam Final.
His first one-person show, and book were performed during a full run at the Edinburgh Fringe, gaining a five star review from Bouquets and Brickbats.
His first full book, Bedlam’s Best and Finest is an experimental poetic expose of mental illness and health. His pamphlet After All Tomorrows After Parties is published by Knives Forks and Spoons.
His second one-person show is called Fix and is a poetic memoir of his battles with, and victories over drug addictions.
Michael has toured the UK and Ireland extensively and toured central and east Canada. He has headlined many events, arts centres and festivals. He also facilitates workshops for all walks and ages.
He has been published in numerous publications such as Best of Manchester Poets 1, Citizen 32, Abridged and The Ugly Tree
Michael often performs his poems along with sign language.
He has been broadcast on BBC Radio regional and national as well as RTE Radio 1 in the Republic of Ireland.
He has been organizing events for years and cut his teeth in Manchester.
He hosts Lit Up a monthly poetry event which encourages open mic performers and headliners to read a mixture of original work and poems by poets they admire and are inspired by.
He most also won the NZ At Your Place slam and qualified for the Hammer and Tongue UK Final performing at the Royal Albert Hall.
He resides in Portstewart, Northern Ireland.