Joe Williams

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Joe Williams is an award-winning writer and performing poet from Leeds. He tells tales about lost love, people in pubs, and the best ways to insult footballers in Spanish.

Joe’s latest book 'The Taking Part' (published by Maytree Press in 2021) is a short collection of poems on the theme of sport and games. His previous book publications are the critically acclaimed pamphlet 'This is Virus', composed of erasure poems made from Boris Johnson’s lockdown letter to the UK; the verse novella 'An Otley Run', which was shortlisted for a Saboteur Award; and his debut poetry pamphlet 'Killing the Piano'.
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Average rating: 4.67 · 12 ratings · 4 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Killing the Piano

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This is Virus

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An Otley Run: A Verse Novella

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2018
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Witness by Jonathan Kinsman
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Ordinarily, in a book review, I would start with some background information and an explanation of the book’s premise, if it has one, before going on to tell you what I thought of it. In the case of ‘Witness’ I will switch things around, and start by ...more
This is Virus by Joe  Williams
"‘This is Virus' by Joe Williams is a conceptual work of poetry which wouldn't be out of place on the walls of MIMA. In book form it is appealing to the eye, with a striking reverse-out cover, and being entirely composed of blackout poems using the le" Read more of this review »
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Rare Birds by Natalie Scott
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‘Rare Birds’ is the result of a hugely ambitious project. Natalie Scott has created a book that is not only a poetry collection, but also a fascinating exploration of the history of Holloway prison, and of the British justice system in the Victorian ...more
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Alright, Girl? by Maria Ferguson
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This is Virus by Joe  Williams
This is Virus
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This is Virus by Joe  Williams
"Using the official government guidance leaflet as source material, This is Virus explores the confusion, the satire, the building hysteria of the Covid 19 pandemic.
This book occupies a territory between poetry and visual art - each page is a poem in" Read more of this review »
An Otley Run by Joe  Williams
"Joe Williams reminds me why I no longer do pub crawls in a fantastic little book. Recommended."
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Finding a Way by Diane    Simmons
Finding a Way
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I didn’t know what to expect from ‘Finding a Way’ until I began reading it, but the concept became clear within a few pages. This is an exploration of grief, presented as a series of about 50 distinct, but narratively connected, pieces of flash ficti ...more
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