Michael Vince (born 1947) is a British poet and author. He was educated at Emanuel School and King's College, Cambridge, where he read English under Tony Tanner and began friendships with the poets Dick Davis, Robert Wells and Clive Wilmer. He taught for the British Council in Greece for many years and now lives in London.
Vince won a Gregory Award in 1977. He has since published a number of books and pamphlets, most recently Plain Text in 2015. He has appeared in numerous magazines in the UK and USA, including Outposts, Southern Review, PN Review, Encounter, Times Literary Supplement, London Review of Books, Numbers, La Fontana and Verse.
Vince has also published a number of best-selling ELT course books and grammars, including Highlight, and the Language Practice series.The Orchard Well (Carcanet, 1978)
Mountain, Epic and Dream (Bran’s Head, 1981)
In the New District (Carcanet, 1982)
Gaining Definition (Robert L Barth, 1986)
Plain Text (Mica, 2015)
Twelve Poems of Michael Vince (www.michaelvince.co.uk, 2016)
Young Winter’s Tales (Macmillan)
The River’s Voice (Common Ground)
Trees Be Company (Common Ground)
A Calendar of Modern Poetry (PN Review, 1991)
Baudelaire in English (Penguin, 1998)