‘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
Travelling the world:
just being and writing at this time.