Michael Rosen

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(author, poet, presenter, political activist, broadcaster)
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BornMichael Wayne Rosen
7 May 1946
Alma materWadham College (Oxford)

Michael Rosen is a British children's author, poet, presenter, political activist and broadcaster who has written 140 books. He served as Children's Laureate from 2007 to 2009.[1]


Jeremy Corbyn

In August 2015, Michael Rosen endorsed Jeremy Corbyn's leadership campaign in the Labour Party election. He contributed to 'Poets for Corbyn', an anthology of poems from 20 writers. In the same month, he was one of many Jewish public figures who signed an open letter criticising The Jewish Chronicle's reporting of Corbyn's association with alleged antisemites. In 2016, along with others, he toured the UK to support Corbyn's bid to become Prime Minister.[2]

In November 2019, along with other Jewish public figures, Rosen signed an open letter supporting Jeremy Corbyn, describing him as "a beacon of hope in the struggle against emergent far-right nationalism, xenophobia and racism in much of the democratic world" and endorsing him in the UK/General election/2019. In December 2019, along with 42 other leading cultural figures, he signed an open letter endorsing the Labour Party under Corbyn's leadership in the 2019 General Election. The letter stated that "Labour's election manifesto under Corbyn's leadership offers a transformative plan that prioritises the needs of people and the planet over private profit and the vested interests of a few".[3]


Michael Rosen has been involved in campaigning around issues of education and for the Palestinian cause.


In August 2010, he contributed to an e-book collection of political poems entitled "Emergency Verse – Poetry in Defence of the Welfare State", edited by Alan Morrison.

Rosen stood for election in June 2004 in London as a Respect Coalition candidate. He is a supporter of the Republic campaign.

He has written columns for the Socialist Worker and spoken at conferences organised by the Socialist Workers Party.


In March 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Michael Rosen was admitted to hospital with suspected COVID-19. He was moved into the ICU and back to a ward, before again being moved back to ICU. He left the ICU after 47 days. He was moved to a geriatric ward at Whittington Hospital and returned home in June 2020.[4]


A Document by Michael Rosen

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:The Forde Report is what it isn’tArticle24 July 2022Labour Party
Martin Forde
Jeremy Corbyn
Jeffrey Epstein
So…why the silence? Why isn’t the Forde Report all over the comment shows? Why aren’t all the relevant people being quizzed? Why aren’t there on-air discussions and rows going on between the opposing parties (and/or supporters)?


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