Simon Widdop

Simon Widdop is a Wakefield born and bred punk poet. Over the last four years he has written and performed poetry that has seen him headline poetry nights across the UK, perform at numerous Lit Fests and open for bands such as The Tuts and Joe Solo. He has been published in several anthologies and zines such as Paper & Ink Zine and the New River Press Yearbook 2017/2018. His debut collection Sending A Drunk Text Whilst Sober was released in April this year.

In 2017, he helped to found Truth Be Told, a poetry group that aims to provide an outlet for all voices across the Wakefield District. Simon will also be curating the Neon Workshops stage.