Poems: 2017 and the future

Forthcoming, 2017: ‘Mothballing the observatory’ Picaroon 

Forthcoming, 2017: ‘Ring of Echoes’ Three Drops from a Cauldron #16

Forthcoming, 2017:  ‘Undine’ Three Drops from a Cauldron #14

Forthcoming, 2017: ‘Three Roses’  Three Drops from a Cauldron #13

Forthcoming, 2017: ‘Familiar Spirit’, Panning for Poems

Forthcoming, Spring, 2017: ‘Fairytale’. Three Drops from a Cauldron’s Imbolc 2017 ‘best of’ print anthology (reprinted from original in Decanto)

Forthcoming 2017: “The physics of hippogriffs”, Ink, Sweat and Tears, 2017

Forthcoming : “Lady of the Mercians”,  “The Gorgon Tree”, “Throstle”, The Dawntreader

Jan 2017: “Cycling”, “Diseases of Trees”, “Houseguests”, Dreamcatcher #34

Jan 2017 “Nightwalk”, Obsessed with Pipework

Poems: 2016

Dec 2016: “Ring of Echoes”, The Dawntreader #37

Dec 2016: “Fairytale”, Three Drops from a Cauldron, #10

Dec 2016: “Return to Kabul, 1990” and “Overgrown”,  Sentinel Literary Quarterly,  http://sentinelquarterly.com/2016/12/two-poems-by-noel-williams/

Nov 2016: “Noctilucence”, “Nightwatch”, Orbis

Nov 2016: “Chalk Horse”, Three Drops from a Cauldron, #7

Oct 2016: Millstone Grit, (edited with Rosemary Badcoe and Carolyn Waudby), Antiphon Press (anthology of poets associated with Sheffield Hallam University, funded by SHU Catalyst project)

Oct 2016: “Gennel”, “GPS” (reprinted from The North) , Millstone Grit, Antiphon Press, 2016 (ed. Rosemary Badcoe, Noel Williams and Carolyn Waudby)

Oct 2016: “Byland Yew”, The Dawntreader  

Sept 2016: “Climb”, Reach Poetry

June 2016: “A sedge of herons”, Envoi

June; “The Garden Run”, The High Window

April 2016: “Fallen Flowers”, Reach Poetry 212

March 2016: “Ordinary love”, Sentinel Literary Quarterly

January 2016: “Gennel” and “GPS” in The North

Poems: 2015

Nov 2015: “Embers”, Interpreter’s House #159

2015: “The Difference Engine Finds Love”, “Frost” in Cake

2015: “Poppy Day”, “Warbride” on Patchwork Press website

March 2015: “Fire moths” in San Pedro River Review (US)

February 2015: “Rec” in Ofipress Magazine, (Mexico) www.ofipress.com/williamsnoel.htm

January 2015: “Heron-dream”, The Reader 

Poems: 2014

2014: “Tightrope”, “The Walk into Heaven”, Pennine Platform

Autumn 2014: “Family Matter”, Envoi

Sept 2014: “Out of the Box”, Blame Montezuma!: An Assortment of  Chocolate Poems, Happenstance

Aug 2014: “Mary”, “Night-scented Stock”, Orbis #167

June 2014: “In the Dark”, “Hawkmoth”, “Melusine”  Iota #94

March 2014: “Palimpsest” in The Animal Gaze anthology, Smith/Doorstop (this was written for and performed at the SIA exhibition, The Animal Gaze Returned, Aug 2013, from which the pamphlet came, illustrated with images from the exhibition)

March 2014: Out of Breath, Cinnamon Press. My first collection

March 2014: “Sanatorium”, “1984 in 1968”, “Under the Floor”, Neon Literary Magazine http://www.neonmagazine.co.uk/

Spring 2014:  “Silencers”, “Homecoming”, “Dementia”, Message in a Bottle ezine, #19, http://www.messageinabottlepoetrymagazine.com/

2014: “Walsingham, the start of a barefoot mile” and “Chilli with Puccini”, in Dreamcatcher #26/#27

Prizes and Awards 2012-17

Jan 2017: Highly Commended, Indigo Dreams pamphlet competition

May 2016: “Return to Kabul, 1990”, Second Prize and “Overgrown” Highly Commended, Sentinel Literary Annual Poetry Competition (2015)

Jan 2016: “Ordinary love”, Highly Commended, Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition

Autumn 2015: “Gennel” shortlisted in the Bridport competition

May 2015: “Perhaps a skylark” longlisted in Rialto Nature competition

Feb 2015: “A Sedge of Herons” and “Ordinary Love” commended in Torriano Poetry competition

Dec 2014: ‘Night Scented Stock’, voted 1st in Readers’ Vote, Orbis International Literary Magazine

Dec 2014: ‘1984 in 1968’ Nominated for Pushcart Prize by Neon Literary Journal

Sept 2014: Longlisted in Cinnamon Short Story competition

July 2o14: Commended in Yeovil Literary Prize for poetry

July 2014: Shortlisted in Cinnamon Press Pamphlet competition.

Jan 2014: “Behind Kibuye Church” nominated by The Journal for the Forward Prize

October 2013: Highly Commended, Ryedale Poetry Competition

October 2013: Highly Commended (and also longlisted) Havant Open Poetry Competition

June 2013: Winner, and Highly Commended, Southport Writers’ Competition.
First prize for “Chimney-bird”, judged by Carol Ann Duffy, who wrote: “A poem which at first appears deceptively simple but on subsequent readings reveals deep layers; the poet makes excellent use of metaphor and rich imagery to convey a sense of confusion, denial and loss. The poem consistently shows without telling and we are drawn into a world where a difficult truth has to be confronted.”

October 2012: Winner, Elmet Competition in memory of Ted Hughes: winner of the Yorkshire Prize

September 2012: Winner, Cinnamon Poetry Competition

August 2012: Second in Sentinel Quarterly Poetry Competition

Other writing

Reviews for Sphinx, The North, Envoi

Editing and reviews for Antiphon

Associate Editor and reviews for Orbis

Readings and other activities:

Jan 2017: Reading with Katharine Towers and David Bort, Writers in the Bath, Bath Hotel, Sheffield

Nov and Dec 2016: Readings with the Millstone Grit poets at Gerry’s Bakery, Walkley, Sheffield

Oct 2016: curated Exhibition ‘Millstone Grit: artists’ responses to poetry’, Bank St Arts, Sheffield

April 9th 2015: Reading at The Albert, Huddersfield, with Steve Ely

Feb 5th 2015: MC for Poetry by Heart, The Workstation, Sheffield

Spring 2015:  Judge for Sentinel Poetry Competition sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/poetry/index.htm

Dec 9th 2014: Reading with Kim Moore and Linda Goulden at The Bath Hotel, Sheffield

Dec 6th 2014: Poem in Dark Starry Skies event, Lynmouth Pavilion

June 15th 2014: Reading with Katharine Towers and Kathy McKay, Midsummer Poetry Festival, Bank Street.

June 2014: Skylines: Installation of poems and photographs at the Midsummer Poetry Festival, Bank Street. See https://www.facebook.com/midsummerpoetryfest?fref=ts

April 30 2014: Reading at Poetry by Heart, the HEART Centre Café, Bennet Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3HN, http://heartpoets.wordpress.com/

April 29th 2014: Reading for launch of The Animal Gaze anthology, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield

March 2014: Reading at the Launch of my book, Out of Breath. Waterstones, Orchard Square, Sheffield.

2 March 2014: Reading at The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere with the Poetry Business Writing School (at the Jerwood Centre, by Dove Cottage)

January 2014: Radio broadcast for basic.fm, interviewing Linda Lee Welch.

October 7th 2013: Member of Being Human symposium on poetry and performance, part of Sheffield’s Off the Shelf Festival

August 15th 2013: Reader as part of The Animal Gaze exhibition, Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery, Sheffield Hallam University. (More on the exhibition here: http://www.shu.ac.uk/sia/gallery/events/event.html?id=24 )

June 13th 2013: Reading at Broomhill Festival, Refresh Cafe, Broomhill, Sheffield

May to June 9th 2013: Member of committee organising and running the Second Sheffield Poetry Festival

May 2013: Reading with Poetry Business Prize Winners at Bank Street Arts

Feb 2013: Judge: Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition

Dec 12 2012: Reading with Suzannah Evans, Shelley Roche-Jacques and Helen Mort, Blackwells Bookshop, Sheffield

Oct 2012: Antiphon workshop in Off the Shelf festival, Sheffield. With Rosemary Badcoe

Oct 2012: Prize reading: Hebden Bridge Library

July 9th 2012: Sharrow Festival, Highfield Church, Sheffield. Reading with the Tuesday poets

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