Thrilled to have a recording of my poem 'The Search Party' included on the latest episode of the brilliant Unlatched Podcast. Thanks to Amy Hodkin for choosing it, and giving it a really lovely intro.
Unlatched has been a very welcome 30-min distraction for me during the COVID-19 lockdown, and I really recommend giving them a listen. You can find the episode I'm featured on here or by searching 'Unlatched Podcast' on your podcast app.
Haiku from That Lone Ship (Parthian Books, 2018)
If you haven’t already seen it, here’s my advert for Nationwide Building Society! So pleased to have been asked to write a poem for their ‘12 Voices’ campaign. Hope you all had a lovely Christmas, here’s to everyone enjoying a much-needed lie in this Boxing Day.
Thanks to Wales Arts Review and Thomas Tyrrell for a very kind first review of That Lone Ship. You can read the whole piece here (including reviews of fellow Parthian poets Mari Ellis Dunning, Rhian Elizabeth and Kate North), but here's an extract:
"That Lone Ship, by Rhys Owain Williams, is another kind of poetry collection altogether, barnacled with haiku, patched up with odd borrowings from reading, memory and the news, full of curious nooks and obsessions. It’s much more a book to be leafed through, for the serendipitous luck of finding a poem that jumps out and speaks to you."
I'll be reading some football-related poems (and some non-football-related poems) at a Euro 2016 warm-up event next Thursday (7th June) in Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.
Presented by Parthian Books and organised by Nick Fisk – author of The Blues are Back in Town – the event will feature poetry and general football discussion from myself, Nick and Tim Brenan, and a quiz from David Collins, whose Welsh Football Quiz Book has just been published by Y Lolfa.
The event starts at 7pm, and entry is priced at £3. You can find out more by going to the Facebook event page: