Eyewear is very glad to welcome Michael McKimm (pictured) this blustery October evening in London. He was born in Belfast in 1983 and grew up near the Giant's Causeway. He graduated from the Creative Writing Programme at the University of Warwick in 2004 and won an Eric Gregory award in 2007. He lives in London.
His poetry is published in various journals and anthologies, including Best Irish Poetry in English 2010 (edited by Matthew Sweeney), and he reviews regularly for The Warwick Review. His first collection of poetry is Still This Need (Heaventree Press, 2009).
In autumn 2010 Michael is British Council Writer-in-Residence at the International Writing Program, University of Iowa, USA.