Noel WilliamsNoel Williams has published poetry widely in magazines including Assent, Envoi, Dreamcatcher, Fourteen, The Frogmore Papers, Iota, Orbis, Other Poetry and twenty anthologies. He’s won the New Writer, Wasafiri, Elmet Yorkshire and Sentinel competitions, as well as Cinnamon’s own Poetry Award and has had three poems nominated for the Forward Prize.

He is co-editor of Antiphon (, Associate Editor of Orbis and writes reviews for The North and Sphinx.  He has a PhD in English from Sheffield and an MA in Creative Writing from Sheffield Hallam, where he’s also Professor of Communications. He runs local writing workshops and one of the organizers of Sheffield’s Poetry Festival. His website is