Roz Goddard

About Roz

Roz Goddard is a poet and teacher. She has collaborated on a wide range of poetry projects with organisations including: The Poetry Society, Arts Council England, the International Festival of Glass and Birmingham University.

She has worked for a number of years as poet-in-schools for the Ledbury Poetry Festival. She is a former poet laureate of Birmingham and has published four collections of poems, the most recent, The Sopranos Sonnets and Other Poems pub: Nine Arches Press featured on BBC Radio 3's The Verb. She won the New Welsh Review's inaugural micro fiction comp in 2014 and the Interpreter's House poetry comp in 2015. Her poetry has been shortlisted and commended for the Bridport Poetry prize, Manchester Cathedral Poetry comp and the Bristol Poetry Prize. Recent work has appeared in The Emma Press anthology, This is not Your Final Form (2017). A pamphlet, 'Spill' will be published by Flarestack in early 2018.

Roz was a member of the steering group for VERVE Birmingham’s inaugural poetry festival held at the city's Waterstones store in February 2017. She is also project manager for the ACE funded West Midlands Readers Network. Roz is currently a member of the 2017/18 Writing West Midlands Room 204 cohort, a mentoring scheme for writers in the West Midlands.

 

BOOKS

THE SOPRANOS SONNETS & OTHER POEMS

HOW TO DISMANTLE A HOTEL ROOM

GIRLS IN THE DARK

POEMS 

‘fine work, I love the way you achieve naturalness of delivery

while keeping the poems urgent and pressured. A lot of people

try and don’t pull it off.’

DON PATERSON

 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept.

12

Hosts Brum Stanza at Waterstones Birmingham with workshop guest Jacqui Rowe    7-9.00 pm

Sept.

28

National Poetry Day reading on the Garden Terrace at the Library of Birmingham

5.30-7.00pm

Oct.

10

Hosts Brum Stanza at Birmingham Literature Festival with guest poet Wayne Holloway-Smith, Waterstones Birmingham 7-9.00 pm

Oct.

13

Hosts West Midlands Readers Network 'Small Wonders' short story showcase at Birmingham Literature Festival, Waterstones Birmingham 7.00-9.00pm

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept.

12

Hosts Brum Stanza at Waterstones Birmingham with workshop guest Jacqui Rowe    7-9.00 pm

Sept.

28

National Poetry Day reading on the Garden Terrace at the Library of Birmingham

5.30-7.00pm

Oct.

10

Hosts Brum Stanza at Birmingham Literature Festival with guest poet Wayne Holloway-Smith, Waterstones Birmingham 7-9.00 pm

Oct.

13

Hosts West Midlands Readers Network 'Small Wonders' short story showcase at Birmingham Literature Festival, Waterstones Birmingham 7.00-9.00pm

Nov.

6

Hosts The Creative Library Conference for front-line library staff at The Hive Worcester, 10.00-4.00 pm

Nov.

19

Launch of Babbling Beasts digital reading and poetry project at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery times tbc

Roz Goddard ©2017 

Thanks to Jean Atkin for the glorious Shropshire tree image.