Roddy Williams lives and works in London with his partner and a cat called Charlie. Originally from North Wales, Roddy now works for a government department so secret it doubts its own existence. He is also an artist, printmaker, photographer, poet and Science Fiction author, considering himself to be, at heart, a surrealist. As is clear from the tagline, he is a lifelong atheist and committed to ridding the world of superstitious and supernatural belief, a labour he hopes to achieve through the medium of emotive verse.
Having got that out of the way, my purpose in this blog is to create a kind of online poetry workshop where I can collect what I know in one place and hope that I can encourage others to share their poetic process. I’m going to explore magazine publishing, submissions and the magazines themselves, geeky apps and computer programmes that can be usefully employed in the creative process, poetry exercises and probably other things I haven’t even thought of yet. As a manifesto, it’s a bit pants, but I’m hoping it will evolve over time. Oh, and music, art and Detective novels, for no good reason, but I can’t leave those out.
The poems here may contain lines
of an interesting nature and are
therefore classified PG which
stands for Parental Guidance.
Interested children are advised to
read the poems quietly to themselves
before embarking on guiding their
parents through to the interesting bits.
Some parents, unfamiliar with the sight and sound
of unadulterated poetry
may be affected adversely and
become unadultlike and abusive.
The author takes responsibility for
neither madness, creativity
mayhem nor death
caused by these poems.