Michael Pedersen is a poet, playwright and animateur with an electric reputation on the performance circuit and a prolific precedent of collaborations, having teamed up with some of the UK’s top musicians, film-makers and artists. He is widely published in magazines, journals, anthologies and e-zines; and has produced two successful chapbooks: his inaugural Part-Truths (Koo Press) – a Callum MacDonald Memorial Award finalist – its sequel The Basic Algebra of Buttering Bread (Windfall Books). His first full length collection Play With Me was published by Polygon in 2013 attracting plaudits from the likes of Stephen Fry, Irvine Welsh and Liz Lochhead.
Michael is co-founder and circus master of Neu! Reekie! – now one of the country’s most formidable literary nights and DIY record labels – and a key creative within Dream Tower Productions. He’s also the lyricist for the band Jesus, Baby! and has written short plays for various troupes.