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Mike Hopkins was born in London, and lived in England, Wales, Ireland, Zimbabwe and Malawi before settling in Adelaide in 1988. He has written poetry since 2009 having previously written song lyrics for the South Australian Trade Union Choir and speeches for Rostrum South Australia.
He was a State finalist in the Australian Poetry Slam in 2012, won the South Australian Libraries World Poetry Day Slam in 2013, the ‘60 Second Slam’ in the Adelaide Fringe in 2014 and was a finalist in the Spoken Word SA Summer Slam 2017.
His poetry has been published in journals and magazines in Australia and Europe and has featured on both local and national radio. He attended the Seamus Heaney Poetry Summer School at Queen’s University Belfast in 2014. He won the Salisbury Writers’ Week Poetry Competition in 2016 and was published in Award Winning Australian Writing in 2017.
He recently completed an “end of working life gap year”, teaching English in Vietnam, meditating in Cambodia and completing a writing residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland.
He is a member of the Poetica and First Draft poetry groups, and an ex-Convenor of Friendly Street Poets.
He blogs at: mistakenforarealpoet.wordpress.com
Selfish Bastards, Garron Publishing, 2016
Mistaken for a Real Poet, Friendly Street New Poets 16, Wakefield Press, 2011