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February 28, 2018

 After months of secrecy, whispers and cloak & daggers I am beyond excited and proud to be able to announce my debut poetry collection Sending A Drunk Text Whilst Sober is set for release this April through Plastic Brain Press!

Inside you'll find poetry that covers...

February 22, 2018

Two new poetry nights launched in two weeks and it feels so good to know there is emerging talent in my home town and my home city. 

I can't lie, it was a nervous couple of nights because you don't know  who or how many people are going to turn up, but to see people com...

February 15, 2018

After months of teasing and unfounded rumours it's with the proudest of hearts that I can confirm that my debut poetry collection will be released this April through Plastic Brain Press!!!

Sending A Drunk Text Whilst Sober brings together the first four years of my poet...

February 4, 2018

Wow, Those last couple of weeks of January were announcement central!

From two new open mic nights to the Rhubarb Festival towards the end of the month as well, things are shaping up to be busy in this short month.

The big one though was the announcement for Long Divisio...

January 30, 2018

As you might have seen over the past couple of weeks (and tonight) I've been fortunate enough to launch two new poetry open mic events in Wakefield and Ossett.

I'm extremely proud of both of these places (Ossett born & raised and spend most of my time in Wakefield) and...

January 28, 2018

The Brain has begun spreading it's spores...

Plastic Futures is a brand spankin' literary zine from Plastic Brain Press and it's an honour to be in the first issue! (two poems and and interview the the Brain itself)

I have an understanding with the Brain the public will...

January 23, 2018

First things first,

The powerful and passionate voices that are tucked away in Wakefield are absolutely ready to burst this year! The group I had the pleasure of  on Sunday's workshop were beyond outstanding and I'm excited to see where their journeys go.

Monday night...

January 18, 2018

It might appear that I've been on the quite side in terms of personal news through the start of January. Please trust me when I say that there is some truly amazing news that will be coming out over the next few weeks that I can't wait to share with each and every one...

January 11, 2018

A very quick update on the Hear Me! writing and performance workshop, it's officially booked up!

If you wish to book a reserve place then please don't hesitate to contact myself over at www.facebook.com/SimonWiddopPoet

January 9, 2018

At the end of  2017 I was published in the New River Press Yearbook 2017/18.

Yesterday, I was one of a handful of poets that featured in an article over on Dazed about the yearbook and where poetry is going in 2018.

You can find the article here

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