I have completed three poetry collections... and one coming in 2019 SEE MORE HERE
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. The overall work extended to 50+ pieces.
It's Hard To Be A Human
In this collection of short poems I play with the different dimensions of what it takes to be a person. It's 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 embarrassingly talented Gretchen Jacobsen and published by Simply This in 2013. 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.”
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.
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Copyright 2009-2019 Richard Watkins - with thanks to collaborators, mentors and friends
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