About Michael Witts

Michael at his wedding in 2013

Michael Witts has been writing poetry for more than four decades. Selected early work was published in three volumes: Sirens, South and Dumb Music. He was a founding editor of DODO magazine.

Michael was born in Cardiff in 1953 and moved to Australia at the age of five. He studied Arts and Law at Sydney University. He lives in Sydney with his wife Caroline and their daughter. He has three older children and two grandchildren. As well as writing poetry, Michael is a solicitor working in wills and estates.


Sirens Island Press (1977) ISBN 0 909771 14 6

South  Makar Press (1978) ISBN 0 909354 26 X

Dumb Music  Fling Poetry (1982) ISBN 0 9594332 5 2

Michael with his eldest daughter Caitlin, at Pericoe about 1980.


A portrait of the artist as a young man
Michael in the 1970s.
Michael reading at the book launch for Dumb Music in Glebe, Sydney in 1982.
Michael in 2017.