Selected Poems Volume 2 is a brand-new selection of poetry, taken from over 20 years of writing. Some of the poems are personal and revelatory, including poems about angels, nightmares, inspirational dreams, surmounting adversity and meticulously described observations of the world we live in. Penned between 1993 and 2016, the book features poems from Michael’s vast oeuvre that he couldn’t fit into his first volume. The poems in this volume are also of a different tone and mood, being a little darker in places: subjects include true stories of muggings, assault, apparent demonic possession and extra-terrestrials. Since the publication of Michael’s first poetry volume, he has been continuing to write poetry with renewed enthusiasm, urged on by many inspirational sources, including: Milton, Shelley, Keats, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Blake, Hopkins, Thomas, the Bronte sisters and Dickinson – to name but a few! “I have an inveterate compulsion to vent my thoughts and feelings as a cathartic exercise. Also, I find by writing I am reaching out to other people, to alleviate the potential isolation that exists between us,”?comments Michael, on the reason behind his writing.