"Michael Mott's poems are strong in all the qualities that make good poetry, wise sense, and well-drawn imagery. He speaks to and for our time, from deep wells of history, with a firm understanding that the present is always an experience of the past."
The Cost of Living
The Tales of Idiots & New Exile
A Book of Pictures
Absence of Unicorns, Presence of Lions
Counting the Grasses
Piero di Cosimo
The World of Infinite Possibilities
Woman and the Sea, Selected Poems
The World of Richard Dadd
Pyder Hundred: The Natural History of Harlyn
The Poetry of Michael Mott
Over three hundred poems published in reviews: American (Poetry, The Kenyon Review, The Sewanee Review, The Georgia Review, Tar River Poetry,etc.); British: (TLS, Encounter, The Listener, STAND, etc.); Canadian: (The Dalhousie Review, Fiddlehead, etc.); Danish: [Pearl]; Irish: (The Shop, A Magazine of Poetry.)
Twelve Collections and Chapbooks include:
The Cost of Living, Adam Books, London, 1957.
"finely concise..." Charles Poore New York Times Book Review "...there are many poems of real achievement." Robin Skelton The Manchester Guardian
The Tales of Idiots & New Exile, Adam Books, London, 1961.
A Book of Pictures, Outposts Publication, London, 1962.
"This fine collection." Jewish Chronicle
Absence of Unicorns, Presence of Lions, Little, Brown & Co., Boston, 1976. "Read Mott now for new poetic pleasure." Richard Eberhart
Counting the Grasses, Anhinga Press, Tallahasee, FL, 1980.
"Mott's collection of poetry draws on the immortal power of imagery of the various grasses as a landscape for universal experiences and visions." Yvonne Sapia, Florida Flambeau
Corday, Beacham Publishing, Washington, D.C., 1986. (Republished in paperback by Black Buzzard Press, Falls Church, VA, 1995.)
"More than anything, Corday is a courageously honest and original work. In it, Mott has gone deeply enough into the "civil wars' of the self to come back with intimations of their collective essence; and he has done so with a distinctiveness of imagination and language that should cause more than a few readers to take notice." Kent Johnson, Grand Street
Piero Di Cosimo: The World of Infinite Possibilities, Tinhorn Press, Atlanta, 1990.
"...one of his most unique works of poetry." Sentinel Tribune
Taino (with drawings by Adrian Tri Diaz), Russell McKnight, Logan Elm Press, Columbus, OH 1992.
Woman and the Sea, Selected Poems, Edited by Walton Beacham, and introduced by George Garrett, Anhinga Press, Tallahassee, FL., 1999.
"Michael Mott's poems are strong in all the qualities that make good poetry; formal beauty, wise sense, and well-drawn imagery. He speaks to and for our time, from deep wells of history, with a fine understanding that the present is always an experience of the past." -- Guy Davenport
The World of Richard Dadd, Margie/Intuit House Press, Chesterfield, MO, 2005. Winner of the 2004 Robert E. Lee & Ruth I. Wilson Poetry Book Award. Introduction by Dara Wier.
"Perfectly framed and rendered with intelligence and craft, this rich and riveting, darkly lyric story serves for our own time as well, as new cruelties and sorrows are hatched." --Betty Adcock
Pyder Hundred: The Natural History of Harlyn, Palores Publications, Redruth, Kernow, UK, 2013. ISBN:978-1-9006845-46-9. $10.00; £7.50. Copies available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Readings at KGB Bar (New York), S.U.N.Y. (Buffalo), University of Toronto, Virgina Poetry Society, Johns Hopkins University, among other institutions, etc.:...Sixty-six in number to date.