If you haven’t read the poetry work ofMichele Brenton (better known as Banana the Poet), including her latest and hilarious book Fifty Shades of Blue – the trilogy, it’s not too late to start.
Born in Swansea, South Wales, Michele Brenton shares her birthday and birthplace with another Swansea poet, Dylan Thomas. She spent some time living on the Greek island of Kefalonia as did another poet, Lord Byron. She has lived longer than they managed and been happily married for twenty-one years so far during which time she (with some help from her long-suffering husband) produced a remarkably talented son who will far outstrip her creatively.
She writes poetry and is delighted, surprised and honored each time her work is included in a publication. It happened first in 2001 when the poem Enemies got into the When the Teacher Isn’t Looking anthology published by Pan Macmillan and most recently in 2011 with the inclusion of two of her poems in Prompted – An International Collection of Poems an anthology edited by Dr Pearl Ketover Prilik.
Three books of her seven book series the Alternative Poetry Books (the Yellow edition, the Pink edition and the Blue edition) published by Endaxi Press can be found fleetingly from time to time in the Amazon poetry bestsellers lists.
As banana_the_poet she was voted the most popular human poet by the Twitter community in the Shorty Awards 2011.