Michael Pedersen is a prize-winning Scottish poet, writer, animateur. He has published two highly acclaimed collections of poetry with a prose debut forthcoming in 2021. Pedersen was awarded the John Mather Trust Rising Star of Literature 2014, and won a 2015 Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship. He’s had work anthologised by the likes of Pan MacMillan and Canongate Books, and was a finalist for the 2018 ‘Writer of the Year’ at The Scottish Culture Awards. His poetry has attracted plaudits/endorsements from voices as diverse as: Irvine Welsh, Jackie Kay, Stephen Fry and Charlotte Church. Pedersen also co-runs and co-founded the literary collective Neu! Reekie!