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Michael Shepherd

(8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

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farmwork; 9-14 teacher; pro-am drama; scholarship to Oxford University to study Anglo-Saxon and English Literature; dropout; backstage Ballets de Paris; industrial journalism; midlife crisis around 25; invoice typist; bookshop assistant; art journalist; book reviewer; small book on Barbara Hepworth,1963; art critic for national newspapers and magazines 20 years; radio and television work; ... more »

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  • Kaylyn Brown (12/18/2012 7:32:00 PM)

    Can anyone tell me a site that i can go to to show others my poems?

  • Dan Reynolds (3/7/2012 7:24:00 AM)

    R, I, P, Michael. Your life made a difference.

  • melissa mundy (1/26/2008 9:32:00 AM)

    beautifully worded, graceful, harsh, yet so very soft...

  • Alancia Lebogang Mogorosi (9/8/2007 6:28:00 AM)

    great job, make me love poetry even more

  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (6/22/2007 7:26:00 AM)

    And the more I read the more I love.... t xxxxxxx

  • Mo. (6/21/2007 1:55:00 PM)

    ''Respect''
    Great Job! !

  • Alison Cassidy (9/14/2006 10:03:00 PM)

    Michael Shepherd is the Gandalf of this site, who reads and debates on the forum with wisdom, wit and warmth. He is a master wordsmith with a lifetime of experience. His poetry is interesting and recognizable and often beautiful. He has charm, style and irreverence and an overwhelming spirit of love and acceptance. Michael Shepherd is my hero and I salute him.

  • Scarlett Treat (9/7/2006 7:36:00 PM)

    My nickname for this beloved friend is Grandfather Wisdom, GW for short. Michael is truly a man among men, with a deep technical knowledge of poetry, and with the heart to go along with that wisdom, and a wicked sense of humor.

    Knowledge, heart, humor - what more could a person ask for in a writer? Nothing but a man like Mike! !

  • Jerry Hughes (8/4/2006 1:29:00 AM)

    When the Australia writer C J Dennis wrote 'The Sentimental Bloke' in the colloquial language of the 1930's, an expression used I dips me lid meant, I doff my cap/hat to someone I hugely respect. Michael Shepherd, I dips me lid.

  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (7/19/2006 9:37:00 AM)

    Michael is the best of combinations - one found few and far between. A first class poet; someone who provokes thought (even when it is not wanted): and the most decent, humanly-minded, wordsmith of an individual; and on that note, 'individual' he is. Unique. I adore this man. You will too.

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