Darren Hobson


The poet Darren Hobson was born in Preston,Lancashire in England and moved to Italy in 1998.Currently living near Rome working for a multinational company.
In his spare time he loves travelling to mainly Calabria in Italy and to Yorkshire in England, where both landscapes rich of history inspire him to write intense poetry.
The poet started submitting his work for inclusion in many anthologies between 1990 and 2009, but with the help of social network sites and self publishing sites he started to publish his own books in 2014.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
I just wrote and published the ebook of poetry "Just papering over the cracks" it is the usual collection of verses, from the garden of eden up to the devastating "cracks" all about Italy's and my fight against the Mafia, a lot of my poems are linked to my spoken word videos, so you get an extra feel for the poems.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have always wrote poems in some form or another, currently I use my writings to flush out the poison inside of me, all the anger flows into words, because we have destroyed this planet and destroyed ourselves.
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Some legends have to be explained, the trap of lies and seduction that has grown freely and without interference until now when this poet decides to speak up for all the torture and sin that man has had to bow down to over the last 5000 years, the fools believed that the man was the stronger of the sexes, hypnotised by the temptress that is the women. The future of this poet is doomed as the secret weapon of the women is finally unravelled before our shocked eyes, to be condemned , for evermore!

The Japper Napper!
Here it comes the new video from the poet Darren Hobson, Finally he has set free the Japper Napper which happens to be the title of his new ebook being published in August 2016. Beware of the censors and the government, beware of what you say, beware of everyone, one word out of place and the Japper Napper will pay you a visit.


Just as the Colours Fade.
Price: Free! Words: 11,690. Language: British English. Published: July 19, 2021. Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Depression
In the beginning there were vibrant colours , pure energy the grass was green and the oceans full of life. Slowly but surely mankind stained this planet , corroded nature and made earth unliveable, this is a journey into that realm as we ask questions about our fragile existence , our anxieties and securities grow worse as the news of the demise is everywhere.
Pandemic Days Phase II
Price: Free! Words: 6,840. Language: British English. Published: May 15, 2020. Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Criticism
Eight weeks is a long time to be closed in a cage working from home and only exiting the confines of the four walls to shop for food, in our free time in self isolation we can torment ourselves by gorging on social media or online newspapers searching for a sign of the end of the pandemic but only find vile lies and despair.
Pandemic Days
Price: Free! Words: 4,830. Language: British English. Published: April 24, 2020. Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry
This is a poetic diary of the events of Spring 2020 as seen by the Poet Darren Hobson, although he lived far from the worst affected areas of Italy during the pandemic the lockdown was nationwide and the effects on his physical and mental health are here to read by all.
Just Pushing My Luck
Price: Free! Words: 6,060. Language: British English. Published: April 4, 2019. Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Poetry » Themes & motifs » General
This book is not just about poetry it is really a collection of short stories stitched together in a poetic format. The poet takes you on a journey where old wives tales and so called witchcraft are the main actors.
12 Volts of Eccentricity
Price: Free! Words: 5,590. Language: British English. Published: March 6, 2019. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » U.K. Poetry
This collection of poetry is a lot more than simple verse, the poet cleverly takes the reader on a journey through humankind, pointing out the numerous eccentricities and where it will all lead us.
Just For Free
Price: Free! Words: 3,540. Language: British English. Published: April 23, 2016. Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
This book opens the gates to a world of prose, verses original and poetry so fresh like an English garden, in what will be regarded as this poets first real journey into the publishing world. There is a mix of ideas in here that would suit anybody's tastes, a touch of supernatural, a couple of cats whiskers, two shakes of the dice and you have a meal of words that tickle your tastebuds.