‘Rebellious by nature, pure at heart' - The Times of India
'John Siddique's poetry takes the reader on a journey, crossing the border country between love and loss. Interested in exploring opposite worlds and seeming contradictions; sometimes steamy, often moving, his poetry is a brilliant balancing act.’ - Jackie Kay
'A stellar British poet' - The Spectator
'A poet full of surprises and racing energy' - The Rialto
'One of the best poets of our generation'- Bina Shah
New Poem in Yorkshire Poetry Anthology
My poem Wuthering Heights sits alongside poems by the likes of Ian MacMillan, Carol Ann Duffy, Ian Duhig, Andrew MacMillan and more.
'For this landmark anthology, Valley Press asked the worldwide poetry community to consider our home county of Yorkshire. The resulting collection looks beyond the puddings, flat caps and whippets to see the diverse people, cultures and landscapes (rural and urban) that make up this thoroughly modern county'.
Royal Literary Fund Interview With John
In this interview/podcast I explore how literature can a proxy family for those growing up in difficult circumstances, and we discuss the power and the uses of colours in my work.
Poetry Spotlight Interview
A new interview looking at the underpinnings behind my writings, the move towards a more sacred expression and a brand new poem 'Rebellion'.
Appearances, Readings and Events
Journaling - Hebden Bridge
27 May 10am - 1pm
Venue: The Business Lounge, Hebden Bridge Town Hall
Keeping a written or visual journal is an incredible developmental holistic practice for moving forward with work, creativity, health and our lives. In these sessions we will practically share and explore some of the most effective & creative ways of using this amazing tool. Centred around life writing, memoir, and authentic self-development, this session will be of value to both beginners and the most experienced writers alike.
Places are limited to 20 people per session.
Please bring a notebook and pen with you.
Session fee £30 (Please contact us by mail to book a place and to pay)
Hebden Bridge is easily reachable from Manchester and Leeds and all surrounding areas by road & rail.
Average journey time from the cities is around 45 minutes, and only 3½ Hours from London.