Welcome to www.billgreenwell.com. Please do feel free to browse. Here's a rough guide.

The Art/English course: an account of the course at Exeter College run by Graham Rich and myself. Lost Lives: short biographies of Victorians. Poetry: all my back numbers. You'll find the whole text of the now out-of-print Tony Blair Reminds Me Of A Budgie, and many other poems written during a nine-year stint as New Statesman's house poet. You'll also find two hundred published and unpublished poems. New Statesman Comps: an in-progress look at early Week-end Review/ New Statesman competitions. The Weekly Poem: every week a satirical poem on current events is published here.

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The Weekly Poem

The Weekly Poem offers you a spoof or comment on current events, and there'll be a new one - weekly.

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Poetry Clinic

NEW - The Clinic runs over a ten week period twice a year. Originally it was part of the University of Exeter's Continuing Education Programme. Over its ten years, it has supported many contributors in developing their writing, and many of the one hundred participants have gone on to be successful and published poets.

Fish in a Tree

"A Fish in a Tree" is Bill's account of tracing the descendants of the Sunderland couple Mary Wilson and George Greenwell, who married in 1811.

New Statesman Competitions

New Statesman Competitions: a history of the competitions in New Statesman, going back to the first (in another magazine, The Week-end Review, in 1930). The aim is to look at the competitions up to the end of World War II, and perhaps also to look at the satirical poets in the NS.