About: Michael Schmidt

About: Michael Schmidt

MICHAEL SCHMIDT is one of our foremost literary biographers. Author of two of the most comprehensive studies of prose and poetry in print (The Novel : A Biography, and Lives of the Poets), he is also the founder and editorial director of Carcanet poetry press, based in Manchester, and the Editor-in-Chief of Poetry Nation Review.
 
He is a Professor of Glasgow University and a fellow of Cambridge University.
 
Alongside Head of Zeus editor Neil Belton, Michael Schmidt has curated the full Apollo list.
 
Michael Schmidt discussed the Apollo library and 'what makes a classic' at the Manchester Central Library with Andrew Biswell and Matthew Frost in November 2016. Listen to the talk below.