Michael's first poetry collection is 'Couples', launched on Valentines Day 2013.

Alan Bennett says: 'Bleak (but wonderful)... familiar, and of course funny.'

valley pressBuy it from the publisher here.

Yorkshire Post"Inspired words and seeing differently," says Ian McMillan. Read the full review.

"Dark, funny and twisted, but surprisingly tender."

— AL Kennedy

telegraph and argus “Marked with wryness, warmth and sympathy.” Read the full review.

sabotage'...particularly notable for its use of the pamphlet form, presenting pairs of poems...which face each other on the odd and even pages of the book...The poems often talk to each other in a more or less direct way.' - Read David Clarke's full review.

Read Mike's blog about the writing of the collection here.

And here are some pictures from the Couples launch (choose from the dots/thumbnails in the top right-hand corner, or just let the carousel run):