Michael Tolkien

Michael Tolkien's verse has been published in many magazines and several collections.

He was selected by the poets Geoffrey Holloway and Patricia Pogson as a runner-up in the Redbeck Press Small Collection Competition in 1997, and his 33 poems appeared in a booklet: Learning Not To Touch. In 1998 he took part in a New Voices reading tour organised by East Midlands Arts.

A further booklet, Reaching For A Stranger, was published by Shoestring Press in 1999. There followed three full collections from Redbeck: Outstripping Gravity (2000), Exposures (2003) and Taking Cover (2005).

 

In 2006 he read in various venues with the Arts Council funded project group, Inky Fish. Poetry Salzburg published a fourth collection: No Time for Roses (2009).

 

Recently New Generation Press has released a further full collection, Refuge (2012)

 

He has also written three narrative verse fantasies for younger readers. WISH, illustrated by his wife, the artist Rosemary Tolkien, was published in 2013 by Thames River Press, along with RAINBOW, illustrated by Maureen Ward. WOODSY, illustrated by Caroline Ward, was published in 2014 by New Generation Press.

 

 

His work has been reviewed favourably and in detail in several magazines, and his own reviews have appeared in a variety of outlets over the years, including Acumen, Agenda and Ambit.

Recently New Generation Press has released a further full collection, Refuge (2012)

He has also written three narrative verse fantasies for younger readers. WISH, illustrated by his wife, the artist Rosemary Tolkien, was published in 2013 by Thames River Press, along with RAINBOW, illustrated by Maureen Ward. WOODSY, illustrated by Caroline Ward, was published in 2014 by New Generation Press.


His work has been reviewed favourably and in detail in several magazines, and his own reviews have appeared in a variety of outlets over the years, including Acumen, Agenda and Ambit.

Poetical Works