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Calling Out Time

Warning! Contains sardonic wit and nostalgia

Keith Gwilliams Press (2023)


Seventies Child and Other Fashion Trends

A sixty-year old bloke and his poetic memories

Dreamwell Writing Ltd  ISBN - 978-1-7399337-1-5 (2021)


Readings From The Dream Factory -                                                 

self published boxed poems 2018

poems of love, life and philosophy as well as downright fun!


Walks Around The Black Country

Knock the dust off your walking boots and have a wonder around some of the regions reclaimed beauty spots!

Bradwell Books 2015 ISBN:978-1-909914-37-7


Warwickshire Dialect

Bardic banter and a look at the use of some local words and phrases from this fascinating county

Bradwell Books 2014 ISBN:978-1-90991-469-8



Hard Graft - All for Twenty Three Bob

2013 - Script

A musical play described as Wednesbury's equivalent to

Les Miserables!

The Kate’s Hill Press 2015 ISBN:978-1-904552-48-2


Ghost Stories of The Black Country and Birmingham

Tales of the regional supernatural that'll mek yer think!

Bradwell Books 2013        ISBN: 978 - 1- 90267 - 470 - 4



Black Country Wit and Humour (with Camilla Zajac)

Spicy one-liners and Black Country bosters'll mek ya lol!

Bradwell Books 2013         ISBN: 978 - 1 - 90267 - 469 -8



 Black Country Dialect

Learn about the 'tat mon, fine fittle and keep aert th'oss road!'

Bradwell Books 2013           ISBN: 978 - 1- 90267- 451 - 3



Exhibit B


The Kates Hill Press 2010                                    ISBN: 978 -1 - 904552 - 38 - 3


Vulcanised pneumatics shhh my soapbox thoughts

into silence and indolence

For a split second I feel akin

to those aluminium air-stream bullets  


The ones with tow-bar extensions

I watch them migrate along hard-core routes

promoting their hook-seeks-eye

nature and purpose





 Described as poetry noir Exhibit B explores memories that are held in a virtual museum as they await the save or delete button



Station Fifteen


2008*             Self published - Limited 1st edition         ISBN: 978-0-9554467-1-9


In this tense ambience

a call echoes

from somewhere

Somewhere between                          

 from Song 1

the innocent hearts

of loving friends

and the swords that lie

in the hands of bitter enemies





 A CD and book which takes the reader/listener along the route of a contemporary representation of The Stations of The Cross





Poetry Monthly Press, 2007                                   ISBN: 978-906357-08-5      


she breathes fire through cinnamon fingers

her dark eyes shut tight

he sucks on ice from the glass

curling his toes like sticklebacks      

                            from Strategem

their last words edged in gilt

intimately reflecting

that their war is over

and they were missing it already





 A collection of poems from the depths of insomnia and late night television!



 Urban Dawn


bluechrome, 2004                                       ISBN: 1-904781-85-3


you were all revved up                                     excerpt

and fresh from queens                                     from

passing with honours      

                                 from  proto-punk

in rock ‘n’ roll

too slow to drum

fast enough to sing

the low tech brothers

Johnny and dee dee, tommy ramone



Poems from tower blocks and factory gates




The All Night Cafe and Other Dives (with Geoff Stevens)



Obvious Conclusion 


The loneliest tables stand in the darkest corners

They are made lonelier by seating the single diner

at a four place setting through no choice of their own

Under the one ninety-nine meal deal sign

No-one can read his tears through the smoke of smokers

and steadily simmering vegetable oil





The Poetry Wednesbury Imprint, 2006


 Written, compiled and performed in some of the places described in this grease coated, cholesterol and alcohol laden homage to the lost café and bar




Urban Dawn 10th Anniversary recording                Currently available


Station Fifteen*                                                        Currently available


E Day Arf Spake Funny                                           Currently available


Live in the Studio - poetry & song


The Fustun - poems in dialect


Four (all Poetry Wednesbury)


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