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.

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Recent news


    After another successful Oversteps Day at Ways with Words in July 2022, we now look forward to a reading by six Oversteps poets at the new Totnes and Bridgetown Festival. Monday 22nd August, 6.00pm – 8.00pm at Eastgate Bookshop, Fore Street, Totnes. Come along to hear Chris Considine, Ian Chamberlain, Alwyn Marriage, Dana Littlepage Smith, James Turner and Simon Williams. Refreshments provided.

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    Sadly, all readings and launches scheduled for the next few months have had to be cancelled or postponed because of the corona virus. We look forward to getting back to our public events when life eventually returns to something like normal.

    In the meantime, readers may be interested to have news of the latest novel by Alwyn Marriage: ‘The Elder Race’.

    [16-Apr-20 ]

  • 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 ]