Books

My new book 'The Joy of Sloth' is now out and available from all good book shops. Alternatively, to purchase directly send £9 (to include p & p) to 3 Somerset Terrace, Windmill Hill, Bristol.

'Where There's Tea, There's Hope' (2015) is also still available and continues to sell well following a recent reprint.

My first three books were: Diamonds in the Desert (2007), Children of the Fire (2011) and Taking Stock (2011). These titles have all sold out. Some comments on these books:

I like the philosophical aspects Matt Harvey, poet and broadcaster

Really crafted… the range and tone is huge Phil Hammond, broadcaster and writer

A literary gem Bristol Evening Post

"Very sensual and juicy, very distinctive" Alison Evans, Bristol Folk Festival


From Barnstaple Theatre Festival website:

How the West Was Lost by a Bristol bard

30/06/18 ~ LEAVE A COMMENT

George Chapman found this spoken word performance by The Bard of Windmill Hill absolutely hilarious from start to finish.

The anthology of satirical poems deals with the theme of lust in all its various forms: from the lust for land and guns to a lusty proposition aimed at Mother Nature. Each one is crammed with clever multi-syllabic rhymes and great wordplay.

The best part is the energy that goes into each and every poem (the one about guns for the blind is fantastic fun) and this momentum even makes the one dedicated to Mother Nature (a poem that was featured in last year’s show) every bit as enjoyable as it was on first listening.

The poem that gives How the West Was Lost its name, the only sombre addition in an otherwise hilarious anthology, is arguably the best of the entire show: written with a depth of emotion that makes it really memorable.

From a podcast interview with a local poet on festival website:

Interviewer: "As a local poet, what, for you, makes the festival special."


From a podcast on the website 2020 reflecting on previous festivals: 

Interviewer: "What is it that makes this festival special."

Nathan Rodney-Jones: "On the performance poetry side, to be able to see work such as from The Bard of Windmill Hill and see how he uses language and performs it... From there I was able to develop my own work." 

Films

The following poetry films by Bristol based producer Diana Taylor, are available to view on www.youtube.com at taylor9ization : 'Cityscape', ‘Arabian Eruption’, ‘Tescopoly’ and ‘Secrets of the Garden’. Some of these films have won awards at film festivals.

Reviews

I have written book reviews for 'Bristol Festival of Ideas' and 'Community Care'.