Simon Williams

Simon WilliamsSimon Williams began writing poetry at Loughborough University, where he worked under the influence of the two resident poets, Roger McGough and Pete Morgan. He has developed a poetic voice which flexes into disparate characters with subtlety, wit and affection. Now living on Dartmoor, he performs regularly and often enhances his readings with acapella songs.

Sample poems

Oversteps publications

Recent news

  • Oversteps Books was at the Poetry Book Fair in London last month. A group of six of our poets gave a wonderful reading: Sally Festing, Simon Williams, Susan Taylor, Angela Stoner , Janet Loverseed and Wendy Klein.

    [8-Nov-16 ]


  • Simon Williams and Susan Taylor are launching a new poetry publication next month, called ‘Broadsheet’. The first issue will include poets reading at the Exeter Poetry Festival and poets from Devon and Cornwall. The Oversteps poets represented in this first issue are: Jennie Osborne, Rebecca Gethin and Alwyn Marriage.

    [13-Sep-13 ]


  • Simon Williams was highly commended in the Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition

    [15-May-13 ]


  • Susan Taylor and Simon Williams have visual poems in the Domestic Cherry / Artsite exhibition at Post Modern Gallery, Swindon.

    [15-May-13 ]


  • Congratulations to Oversteps poet Simon Williams, who has been elected Bard of Exeter for a year and a day.

    [25-Jan-13 ]