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' was published by Flarestack in early 2018. Her latest collection, Lost City, is published by The Emma Press in November 2020.

 

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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LOST CITY

Lost City by Roz Goddard

Launching

Nov.

6

A sequence of poems set in an imagined city, examining the impact of post-industrialisation and the effect of toxic political leadership on the collapse of cities and communities. The poems offer perspectives from various characters living in the City, from the tour guide to the photographer to the hostess at Kissorama.

With black-and-white illustrations by Emma Dai’an Wright.

Roz Goddard ©2020 

Thanks to Jean Atkin for the glorious Shropshire tree image.

Lost City Inside 2