Alive or Else
New poetry book launching 25th September 2019
I have completed four poetry collections
Alive or Else is 30 short sharp poems that dance around different sides of the human predicament: the passing of time, the complexities of love, and how to deal with a mouse infestation.
It's Hard To Be A Human
In this collection of short poems is a heady mix of interesting encounters and messy moments - neatly captured and easy to digest for your poetic pleasure. The six chapters, each with 5 poems, run: Girls, Society, Family, Self, Friends and Miscellaneous.
Most Things Move
Most Things Move is a book of short poems exploring things that move and things that move us. Illustrated by the Gretchen Jacobsen. The wonderful Katie Bonna said “Each page is bejewelled with lines which catch you unawares, cutting to the quick of our desire to understand human experience.”
Pen Paper Pause
My creative work for a number of years was illustrating my reflections. A private project since 2006, it became a blog, and in 2009 a book of the most poignant and interesting pieces. Now sold out.
I have been part of the London poetry scene since 2009 and try to deliver interesting ideas with straightforward words. I've also performed on my travels in New York, San Fran, Shanghai, and Melbourne. Special shout to Kid I Wrote Back, Sage & Time, Bus Drivers' Prayer and Muddy Feet.
Annimation by Sara Serna
Copyright 2009-2023 Richard Watkins - with thanks to collaborators, mentors and friends