Curriculum Vitae

Winston Plowes

Poet & Word Artist

Selected Projects and Publications, Continued...


- The Spoken Word Shindig, Organiser and Compere of Monthly Poetry Cabaret nights with open mic and guest poets, 2013 – 2015 (30 Events).

- The Ted Hughes Festival, Workshop fascilitator, 2014.

- Overgate Hospice, Halifax. Ongoing collaboration with Hospice day care patients and recently bereaved family members.

- Kirkwood Hospice, Huddersfield. Creative writing workshop leader (8 sessions in 2016-7).

- Cold Bath Stre, Experimental improv' band. Embedded poet playing radio tuning and voice. 2014-16. Album Return to the Atomic Age released 2017.

- Dixon Kings Academy, Bradford, Word Explorers, six weeks of workshops at the school library 2016.

- University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Sessional Lecturer on yr 2 of Music degree course. 2012 - 2018.

- Found Poetry Review, David Foster Wallace and Bowetry special issues and regular journal. Oulipost and Pulitzer Remix National Poetry Month (NaPoWriMo) Projects.

- Poetry Buffet workshops and cabaret for National Poetry Day, Sowerby Bridge Library 2015.

- Texperiments, Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge Libraries 2016.

- Pushing Up Daisies Festival, 2016.

- Mytholmroyd Arts Festival, Compere for Scissors, Paper, Stone 2016.

- Mytholmroyd Arts Festival, Writer in residence, Watermarks 2017.

- Mytholmroyd Arts Festival, Writer in residence, Seeds in the Ground 2020.- Commission for Alzheimer society UK, Halifax, 2017.

- Todmorden Reading and Writing Festival, Todmorden Library, Oct 2016.

- Texts of Random Kindness, On line Found poetry project for The Poeming (Daily, April 2019).

- The Poem-O-Matic, Automatic poetry generating apparatus, Making a Mark, Preston 2019.

- The Dictionarium, Word hoard and mobile workshop resource of 35 pocket dictionaries, (2020 and beyond).

- Brain Music, Word Art and collage exhibition, The Big Tin Shed (July 2019).


Publications (Collections in Print)


- First Draught, Self-Published (2008).

- Misery Begins at Home, Jointly Self Published (2010).

- Extras, Origami Poetry Press (2014).

- Telephones, Love Hearts & Jellyfish, Electric Press (2015).

- Tales from the Tachograph (with Gaia Holmes), Calder Valley Poetry (2017).

- Hebden’s Bridges, Origami Poetry Press & Hebden Bridge Arts Festival (2017).

- Watermarks, Mytholmroyd Arts (2017).

- First of All, You Wrote my Name (A collection of Ghazals) Stairwell Books (2020).