His new book 'Boy Friends' is due to be released by Faber & Faber in summer 2022.
Scottish explorer, botanist, writer and artist Isobel Wylie Hutchison (1889-1982) provided inspiration for Michael's poem 'One More Open Gate'.
‘Surprisingly, ['One More Open Gate'] came out as a conversation-style piece between Isobel and myself. There was so much of her life I was curious about, such an inexorable flow of questions I had for her, that this seemed the only narrative that could rightly exist between the two of us.’
'One More Open Gate' by Michael Pedersen (PDF). This version is the work in its original form, as provided by the artist.
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