Michael McKimm was born in Belfast and grew up near the Giant’s Causeway. A graduate of the Warwick Writing Programme, he won an Eric Gregory Award in 2007 and was an International Writing Fellow at the University of Iowa in 2010. He now lives in London where he works for the Geological Society Library.

He has published one collection of poetry, Still This Need (Heaventree Press, 2009), and a pamphlet, Fossil Sunshine (Worple Press, 2013) and edited the anthologies MAP: Poems After William Smith’s Geological Map of 1815 (Worple Press, 2015) and The Tree Line: Poems for Trees, Woods & People (Worple Press, 2017). His work has appeared in anthologies and magazines in the UK, Ireland and the USA, including Best of Irish Poetry 2010 (Southword Editions, 2009), Best British Poetry 2012 (Salt, 2012), Dear World & Everyone In It: New Poetry in the UK (Bloodaxe, 2013) and The Future Always Makes Me So Thirsty: New Poets from the North of Ireland (Blackstaff Press, 2016).

Research for Fossil Sunshine was funded by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts and was a collaboration with earth scientists to create a new series of poems addressing the geology of climate change. Find out more at www.writtenintherocks.wordpress.com


Contact me: mUNDERSCOREmckimm@hotmail.com