Mike has been writing poetry for both adults and children for many years. He has a PhD in poetic semiotics, which helps to explain his passion for shape poems. Mike has been published in many parts of the world, from China to Europe to North America and he has won several competitions, appeared on radio and TV, and his poetry has been published in ‘The Times’. He has also performed to Royalty (HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.) Mike teaches Creative Writing for the Open University and (he’s not sure how related this is!) has also worked with chimpanzees and other primates at London Zoo!