Michael Brett’s poems were written during the Civil War in the former Yugoslavia, when Michael worked in the Press Section of the Information Centre of Bosnia-Herzegovina in London. He opposed the widespread massacres of civilians that were taking place at that time, and continued writing during the Gulf Wars and 9/11.
Michael’s work is widely known on the Internet and in Poetry anthologies. In 2014, The Wilfred Owen Association included his poem ‘Every Dead Baby is a Baby Croatian’ in their contemporary war anthology and the State University of San Diego included Michael’s poem ‘War Intelligence’ in Poetry International. In 2011, Random House USA and UK included his poems in the Ebury Book ‘Heroes: 100 Poems from the New Generation of War Poets,’ edited by the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy. A selection of his poems is also included in the 2012 poetry anthology ‘Enduring Freedom’ edited by former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion.