Born in the USA but a long term resident of rural Devon, Marc Woodward is a poet and musician who has taught and performed internationally. His writing reflects his love of music as well as his passion for the rural environment – albeit with a dark undercurrent occasionally bordering on the macabre! Read the FRP Interview with Marc here
He has been widely published in print and online journals including: Acumen, Avis, Caught By The River, Clear Poetry, The Clearing, The Guardian Webpages, The High Window, Ink Sweat & Tears, Popshot, The Poetry Society website, Prole, Reach; amongst many others – and in anthologies from OWF, Picaroon, Ravenshead Press, and Sentinel. He recently won First Prize in The Keats’ Steps Poetry Competition for his poem Woodcock.
His 2015 Maquette chapbook ‘A Fright Of Jays’ was described as: “…beautifully crafted poems…that sing in the dark of darkness” (Canto)
“…stories of moonlight and wildlife in the strange small wildernesses of the South West…in its strongest passages the relationship with the landscape is both brutal and beautiful” (Ink Sweat & Tears)
“[Woodward]…achieves a level of observational exactitude, empathy and at times, psychological menace which many would fail to muster in a full length collection” (Sabotage Reviews).
A full length collection Hide Songs is due for publication by Green Bottle Press in 2018, and a further full collection The Tin Lodes, written in collaboration with highly regarded poet Andy Brown, is due for publication in 2019.