Writings and Witterings


Take A Look At This…

A good friend of mine, Heather, whom I haven’t seen in far too long, says ‘I have performed this piece so many times now! Getting on for 40 this year alone. Here is the original recorded version by request. The live performance has developed and I take more time over it now – CRT commissioned a 6-minute piece and it turned out to be exactly that length without me having to edit it. It’s good to hear the real Emma and Nancy, and the lovely engines I recorded, and see photos of some of the ‘Idle Women’. The next time I perform it will be at the Barley Mow, Newbold on Monday. See for the remaining tour dates.’

Watch this YouTube of the poem, it’s amazing!


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Brum Radio Poets

willis the poet


Well yesterday I recorded my first show in the host’s chair of Brum Radio Poets with the 3 lovely poets that are Holly Daffurn, Bethany Slinn and Tom McCann…

The format of the show is pretty straightforward. I find 3 amazing poets, we get in the studio, we talk poetry and all things related and then we do readings – simples! But what fun we had too. The different styles, opinions and observations of the poets makes for a fascinating hour of conversation and I really enjoyed getting some insight in to the work of all 3 poets as well.

The show is broadcast on Brum Radio at 11:00am on the last Sunday of each month, so you can catch Holly, Bethany and Tom on Sunday 30th July. There is also a Mixcloud recording of the show available if you miss it on 30th – just go to the Brum…

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