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Three books of her seven book series the 'Alternative Poetry Books' (the Yellow edition, the Pink edition and the Blue edition) published in paperback & as ebooks 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.

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.

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Cinderella - the True Story
This is based on Get Real - a poem by Michele Brenton aka banana_the_poet. The original poem appears´╗┐ in the Pink edition of Alternative Poetry Books and was read by the poet at the Oxford International Women's Festival Poetry Night.

Fifty Shades of Blue - the animation by Michele Brenton
The first part of a poetic parody trilogy of the Fifty Shades of Grey saga - Fifty Shades of Blue - the trilogy.


This member has not published any books.

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Raven Dane
Latest book: Blood Alliance. Published April 25, 2013.

Smashwords book reviews by banana the poet

  • A Plague of Hearts on Nov. 23, 2009

    This is funny, unexpected and well written. If you like comedy and weird surreal bonkers stuff then this is for you. Has some real laugh out loud moments and it is consistently interesting right up to the very end.