...so, who and what and where is JiggeryPoetry?
Me, Stephen Williams. And I'm here, in Yorkshire, waiting for your call!
Having been an English teacher for thousands and thousands of years, I've got to know my way around a paragraph and a rhyming couplet or two. So I am excited to offer a service that allows you to say precisely what you want to say in a creatively-worded, cleverly-constructed, uniquely-personalised way.
I have been writing poetry and speeches for most of my life: sometimes for family, sometimes for friends or colleagues, and always for myself.
My influences are many: of course, the much-loved poets from the 'Best Poets in the History of the Universe Ever' list. However, much of what I do exists because of the more contemporary 'stand-up' breed of poet - the modern poets who believe poetry is for everyone and can be about anything. (Search up: Harry Baker, Taylor Mali, Luke Wright, Lemn Sissay). I'm also a scholar of the spoken word and how, if constructed carefully and in in the right setting, it can stop the show.
Writing, in all its forms, is my passion. And I hope, as you explore this site, you find something that makes you smile and gives you a feel for the type of things I love to write.