Poems: 2010

Dec: “Instamatic”, Sentinel Champions #3

Oct : “St Anthony Road”, The Interpreter’s House #45

Oct “Something and Nothing”, “A photograph of Mary J. MacDonald dreaming of her father”, “Sandalwood, lavender, charcoal, lime” Open Wide #24
Sept “Thirst”, “The Fire Hand”, in Assent #64 1/2
2010 “Angie Explains Pantheism”,  Delinquent #10
Nov “Three Windows”,  A Book of King’s
2010 “Going Ahead”, Aspire #2
July “Jetsam”, Welsh Poetry Competition website, http://www.welshpoetry.co.uk/winners.html
July “Presumably butterflies”,  “No need to ask”, Orbis # 151
July “Letter from the dead”, “Kim Phuc (3): a chemical solution”, “Sticks and Stones”, “Nanking”, “The 27th Poem”, Shadowtrain #34 See:  http://www.shadowtrain.com/id389.html
July “Seven Summers” – a sequence of seven haiku included in the Sheffield Haiku project and temporarily on the website. See http://sheffieldhaiku.co.uk/
June “Evelyn”, “Plunge”, Iota #87
May “August 1974”, Crab Lines off the Pier , anthology: http://www.indigodreams.co.uk/#/summer-anthology/4539214329
May “Three Roses”, Danse Macabre #34, http://dansemacabre.art.officelive.com/CantoPoesia.aspx
April “Return to High Force”, “Snow on the Edge”, The VisitorsCinnamon Press anthology
April “Unspoken”, “Found Objects”, “A Civilised Woman”, Champion Poems #2
Feb “Consolations of the Geriatric Porter”,  Words from the Web anthology, Global News Box (in aid of Bookaid)
Jan “The Cake Plate”,  Speakeasy, Milton Keynes website http://www.mkweb.co.uk/speakeasy/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=69011
Jan “Better Never than Late”, Now Then
Jan “Instamatic”, Sentinel Literary Quarterly Vol.3. No. 2, http://www.sentinelpoetry.org.uk/slq/3.2/poetry/noel-williams.htm
Jan “Anticipating farewell”, “A stone’s dream”, The New Writer

Other publications 2010

2010 Novel extract: “How to Kill Francesca. Twice.”Matter #10
2010 CD: Three poems read on new CD, Tuesday Poets
2010 Story: “The Gift of  a Year”, A Book of King’s
2010 Review: “Smokestack Poets”, The North
2010 Children’s story: “Jigstory”, available as a reading on Smories website: http://www.smories.com/watch/jigstory/
2010 Review “Damian Walford Davies”: Now Then
2010 Review: “Ralph Hawkins: Gone to Marzipan”, Aspire #2

Readings 2010

Nov4th Launch of Matter, London Review Bookshop, London
October The Word Tent, Launch event for Off the Shelf, Town Hall, Sheffield
October Matter Readings, Riverside, Sheffield
October Launch of Tuesday Poets CD, Off the Shelf, Fusion Cafe, Sheffield
October Launch of Matter, Blackwells, Sheffield
July Dore festival, Sheffield (with other Matter readers)
June Sharrow fringe festival, Sheffield (with other Matter readers)
May Launch of “The Visitors”, Blackwells, Sheffield
March Tuesday Poets reading, Bank Street Arts Centre, Sheffield
Feb Yorkshire Poetry Prize reading, St William’s College, York
Feb MA Writers Masterclass reading, Bank Street Arts Centre, Sheffield
Jan Speakeasy Open Mike Sheffield

Prizes and Awards 2010

Nov 4 honours and 1 distinction in Trowell Writers competition
Oct Shortlisted in Cinnamon Press pamphlet competition
Oct “Anthropology of loss”, won Wasafiri New Writing Poetry prize,
Sept “Presumably butterflies”, first prize, readers’ vote, Orbis #51
Sept “A clear sky. Snowdrifts”, highly commended, Yeovil Poetry competition
July “Jetsam”, specially commended, 4th place, Welsh poetry competition: http://www.welshpoetry.co.uk/winners.html
June Appointed to pool of Poets for “Art in the Park“, Sheffield, for work with the community and local schools on poetry in green spaces
June “Eclipsed”, Highly Commended,  Southport Writer’s Circle International Poetry Competition
June “Till death”, Second Prize, and “Satan’s Gift”, shortlisted,  Northampton Open Poetry Competition: http://www.northamptonliteraturegroup.org.uk/competition.html
May “Concrete Poetry”, Second Prize, LXV Books Poetry Competition: http://www.lxvbooks.com/event_archive
Feb “Instamatic”, First Prize, Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition
Jan Cavelleria Rusticana Yorkshire Prize in The Yorkshire Poetry competition

Workshops 2010

Working for Art in the Park within their Villages of Poetry project and Write Down Your Street project:

  • Nov: Mundella School, Sheffield
  • Nov: Stannington Infants’ School, Stannington, Sheffield
  • Oct: community poetry workshop at Greenhill Library, Sheffield
  • Sept to Oct: a series of five workshops for the community in Denby Dale, Penistone
  • Oct: St John’s School, Penistone, working with each of the classes in the school
  • Oct: Gilthwaite Lane School, Denby Dale, working with each of the classes in the school
  • Oct: Wither Woods, a one day public event in woodlands in Denby Dale
  • Sept: Nook Lane School, Stannington, Sheffield, working with Y3s

Working out of Bank Street Arts Centre (with Angelina Ayers):

  • Oct: a programme of “guest poets in residence”, featuring many local poets
  • Oct: workshop on Art and Poetry (also with local artist Sarah Darling)
  • Aug-Dec: Drop in poetry clinics (an afternoon slot when any writers can turn up for workshopping, discussion, or merely a space to write)

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