Books, Where the Line Breaks

Aussie Reviews Guest Blog

I recently had the pleasure of writing a guest blog for the fine folks at Aussie Reviews. I chose to write about the real life poets who inspired the creation of the Unknown Digger in my novel Where the Line Breaks. When I started researching Australian war poets for my book, I quickly realised I… Continue reading Aussie Reviews Guest Blog

Books, Where the Line Breaks

Letters from the Writing Trenches: The Western Front

Anzac Day Ceremony at Polygon Wood, 2013 April is a very special month to be published in, because not only does my book feature the exploits of the original Anzacs themselves, those brave men who left Australia and New Zealand to fight on the beaches at Gallipoli and on into the Eastern and Western Fronts… Continue reading Letters from the Writing Trenches: The Western Front

Books, Where the Line Breaks

The Path to Publication: Book Birthday!

Where the Line Breaks is out in Australia and New Zealand, and I am officially a published author, which is a wonderful sentence to be able to write. It's something I've dreamt of since I wrote my first Batman poem in primary school, and the time I rewrote a Biggles story by changing all the… Continue reading The Path to Publication: Book Birthday!

Books, Where the Line Breaks

The Path to Publication: Digger VE/6136

With Where the Line Breaks out in a few days, I thought it might be interesting to take a closer look at some of real life inspirations behind the novel, and some of the early drafts and poems I wrote that never made it into the book. Where the Line Breaks tells the story of The Unknown… Continue reading The Path to Publication: Digger VE/6136

Books, Where the Line Breaks

Letters from the Writing Trenches: Gallipoli

Where the Line Breaks is out in exactly one month. It's starting to feel very real. One of the very first sparks of inspiration for the book came to me in a very special place: Anzac Cove on the Gallipoli Peninsula, during the early morning hours of Anzac Day 2013. I wrote all about it… Continue reading Letters from the Writing Trenches: Gallipoli

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The Path to Publication: The Digger (Apologies to Rupert Brooke)

Over the next few months, before Where the Line Breaks is published, I thought it might be interesting to look at the inspiration and the ideas that led me to write the novel. Where the Line Breaks tells the story of The Unknown Digger, a hugely popular but anonymous soldier poet of the First World… Continue reading The Path to Publication: The Digger (Apologies to Rupert Brooke)

Stories

The Brothers Rose

My short story 'The Brothers Rose' was published by Every Day Fiction on July 14 2015. You can read it at http://www.everydayfiction.com/the-brothers-rose-by-michael-burrows/ Some of the comments the story received were: 'I don't know where I went, but I like how I got there.'- Dustin Adams 'This is fascinating, striking and very unusual.'- Derek McMillan 'I find… Continue reading The Brothers Rose

Stories

Apocalypse

My short story 'Apocalypse' was published in the first edition of The Marble Hand Literary Magazine on 1st May 2020. You can read it, and the other poems and short pieces that make up the issue, online at https://themarblehand.weebly.com/first-edition.html Written in 2018, 'Apocalypse' was one of the Highly Commended entries in the Manchester Fiction Prize… Continue reading Apocalypse

Video

Anzac Day 2020

With Anzac Day services a little different this year (instead of heading to the Australian War Memorial in Hyde Park corner by night bus at three in the morning for the dawn ceremony, we woke up and listened to the Last Post in our lounge room while urban foxes walked down the empty street in… Continue reading Anzac Day 2020

Video

Blood Bank

https://www.facebook.com/michaelpburrows/videos/10154945445439880/ Blood Bank Bon Iver Well, I met you at the blood bank, we were looking at the bags, wondering if any of the colours, matched any of the names we knew on the tags. You said, "See look, that's yours, stacked on top with your brother's, see how they resemble one another? even in… Continue reading Blood Bank