Joshua Williams


Joshua is from Manchester, born in Wythenshawe, raised in Oldham. He co-organises a Open Mic night in Manchester known only as Transdimensional Space Goats. Joshua’s writing can be only be described as both incredibly personal yet abstract, adding a great deal into his characterization, artistry and experimentation, at a time when many stick to the status quo of what a poet is, Joshua likes to emphasize the performance aspect of the term, performance poet. Some may also describe his work as an exploration of love and death, with a lack of fairytales between, almost alike to an undead Shakespeare, except he’s a bit queer and better yet, just that little bit odd.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
For me, when I think of what I feel is the greatest joy in writing, my answer would be that I find relief in writing every poem I have written in the past couple of years; this is a door I can open, shut everything and the room inside never gets full; it is infinite, as is its possibilities. Each line craves the opportunity to crack open and shed away its former self, for the chance to change its form and become something else, something as equally beautiful.
What do your fans mean to you?
You've read my poetry, you've essentially read me, you've read about my history, you could essentially build a new 'me', if you wished so; as for me, the original, the public as my fans, shows me understanding that you now can see the feelings that I had back then, which used to burn inside of me.
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Where to find Joshua Williams online

Where to buy in print


Series: Letting Go, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 610. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
The author of Maledictus writes: "Everything comes with and leaves with a reason, I may run away and return, again both come and leave with a reason. I cut my hair today, so that my memories embodied in my roots may leave, then fresh ones can return, both subdued by a reason as to why I do this to myself."
Physica Metaphora
Series: Letting Go, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 830. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
The author of Physica Metaphora writes: "In dynamic of the mind, to breathe the words though false lips, that speak to the inner and expel sensations into the outer, through vast variation of imagery, that cast a shadow on the pain, have I felt before, time over time. It cuts deeper, then deeper and deeper until one drowns in the blood of another's memory"
Mortuos Amantis
Series: Letting Go, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 790. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
The author of Mortuos Amantis writes: "All my memories that bind you, myself and I to this world are fading into the distance, as like love to lust, the spark has gone and burned out. Forever apart, the significant pair split, the importance divided and your name dishonoured by shame."
Sine Responso
Series: Letting Go, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 740. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
The author of Sine Responso writes: "Light flickers on and off, red, green blue, then back again, over and over in a endless loop, as I watch the sky change with it too, but its texture feels so mechanical, so physical, that one could extend out and touch it, but whenever I do, I feel nothing, it feels nothing too."
Peccatorum et Tragoediarum
Series: Letting Go, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 890. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
The author of Peccatorum et Tragoediarum writes: "Hearts crossed, oaths sworn on shallow lips that pool blood from each kiss, the tender bite takes the icing from the cake, exposing the layers of sponge, soon taste like ice, every kiss as cold as the next, every tip of the tongue as sharp as the knife..."
Absentis Lux
Series: Letting Go, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
The author of Absentis Lux writes: "Not just as authors of our own fates, but as like the others, we suffer tragedy in the worst of times, causing harm to our fragile minds, only hurting us by chance, by mistake. In my life, I was sure I had sworn, once upon a time, I believed in the ideals of true love but that was only back then..."
Memoirs of Mistake
Series: Letting Go, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
The author of Memoirs of Mistake writes: "Forgive me but I'm about forget the deceiving you've done to me - I will remember how hard it hurt to remember the pain you gave me and the absence of pleasure that I received, nothing could damage these walls more than your words."

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