Michael Woods has had three poetry collections, Absence Notes (2011), Algebra (2017) and Opening Time (2018) published by Templar Poetry. His poems have won several prizes and featured in magazines and anthologies. As editor of Tandem poetry magazine, he published new writers alongside established names. His research degree focused on the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins, about whom he lectures at the annual Hopkins Festival in Newbridge, Ireland. Other publications include a study guide on the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy, and commentaries on the Sheer Poetry website. Having taught English and Drama for many years, he is currently an associate lecturer in English Literature at the University of Worcester.
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