Biography

Jamie Woods is a writer from Swansea. He has had poetry in Poetry Wales, short fiction in Evergreen Review and The Lonely Crowd, and his poem ‘Ring the Bell’ was commended in the Hippocrates International Prize for Poetry and Medicine 2021.

His ‘special interests’ include Star Wars, 90s indie music, watching football, and reading.


Leukaemia

In August 2019 Jamie was diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukaemia (APL) – a rare and dangerous form of blood cancer.

He has been in remission since 2020, and tries to help other leukaemia patients as a patient panellist, mental health advocate, podcast guest, fundraiser, and supporter of the charity Leukaemia Care UK.

You can read Jamie’s Leukaemia story on Leukaemia Care’s website.

A photo of a hand full of 11 pills. A poem overlaid reads:
"Give us this day, our daily meds. Anti-sickness. Anti-virl. Antibiotic. And anti-cancer. Amen." It is attributed to Jamie Woods 77

Poetry

Only Ever One Summer – 30 sketched poems (jamiewoods77.com Free Download, 2022)

“Block Caps No Nuance”, Poetry Wales (Poetry Wales 57.3 Spring, 2022)

“Ring the Bell”, The 2021 Hippocrates Prize Anthology (Hippocrates Press, 2021)

“The Failed Promyelocytic Rebellion of 2019”, Marble Broadsheet (Broadsheet #3: Body, 2021)

“Dust”, Solve et Coagula (Modern Alchemists, 2014)

Fiction

Underneath the Blue Skies”, The Lonely Crowd (2015)

Just Like Honey”, Stories From Songs (2013)

The Comfort and the Joy of Feeling Lost”, Smoke: A London Peculiar (2013)

Points of Articulation”, Evergreen Review (Issue 129, Spring 2012)

“Already”, The First Line (Vol.13 Issue 2, Summer 2011)

Non-Fiction

For Leukaemia Care / Leukaemia Matters

My Leukaemia Story | 2020
Survivor’s Guilt | 2021
PTSD & Leukaemia | Pages 23-24 | 2021

For Wales Arts Review

Greatest Welsh Novel: Gold by Dan Rhodes | 2015, 2016
Review: Half plus Seven by Dan Tyte | 2014
Great Musical Moments: Manic Street Preachers ‘Rewind The Film |  2013
Review: The Rhys Davies Short Story Conference | 2013

Essays

Essay: ‘Broken Doll, Shattered Whore, Doing it for the Kids: Courtney, juvenility and pedagogy’It Felt Like a Kiss: The Courtney Love Anthology | 2013

Essay: ‘Old Traditions, New Standards: Technology and the Teaching of Creative Writing’| Cardiff University MA | 2013

Interview: ‘Indeli-Chats: The Indelicates Meet Pop Hits’ own Jamie Woods’ | Pop Hits | 2013

For Sweeping the Nation

Seething Observatory | 2009
Noughties by Nature: Town Bike ‘Ride of your Life’| 2009
Noughties by Nature: Aaliyah ‘More Than A Woman’| 2009
Noughties by Nature: Wyclef Jean ‘Perfect Gentleman’| 2009


Teaching

Jamie teaches part-time courses for adults at Cardiff University, including Digital Publishing, Starting to Write, and Creative Writing Workshop.

You find details of courses on the Cardiff Part-time courses for adults website.

In 2014 he worked with Literature Wales and the Wales Millennium Centre on a cross-art form schools project, based on the work of Dylan Thomas. Developing Dylan Workshops

He’s also taught an undergraduate Creative Writing class at Cardiff University, and has run and supported Creative Writing sessions in schools for children of all ages across Cardiff and Swansea.

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Contact

If you’d like to get in touch, whether to say hello, or to ask Jamie to write or read or teach or work on a project (or something else equally exciting), then say hello on instagram, twitter, or fill in this form. Go on. He’ll write back. Promise.


Top 7 lists of things Jamie highly recommends


7 Bands

  • Manic Street Preachers
  • James
  • Veruca Salt
  • Skating Polly
  • Charly Bliss
  • Art Brut
  • The Indelicates

7 Albums

  • The Holy Bible – Manic Street Preachers
  • Journal for Plague Lovers – MSP
  • Laid – James
  • Young Enough – Charly Bliss
  • American Thighs – Veruca Salt
  • Live Through This – Hole
  • Apocalypse ’91 – Public Enemy

7 Songs

  • Steal my Sunshine – Len
  • Seether – Veruca Salt
  • Faster – Manic Street Preachers
  • Insanity – Oceanic
  • A Little Late – Skating Polly
  • Alcoholics Unanimous – Art Brut
  • Sons and Daughters – The Decemberists

7 Authors

  • Dan Rhodes
  • Ali Smith
  • Donna Tartt
  • Elizabeth Wurtzel
  • Nikesh Shukla
  • Miranda July
  • Katherine Mansfield

7 Books

  • Gold – Dan Rhodes
  • Like – Ali Smith
  • This is Life – Dan Rhodes
  • Between Two Kingdoms – Suleika Jaouad
  • The Polish Boxer – Eduardo Halfon
  • Anthropology – Dan Rhodes
  • The Garden Party – Katherine Mansfield

7 Poets

  • Phillip Larkin
  • Natalie Ann Holborow
  • Richard Gwyn
  • Daniel Sluman
  • Mari Ellis Dunning
  • Allen Ginsberg
  • Dylan Thomas

7 TV Shows

  • The Mandalorian
  • The Book of Boba Fett
  • The Wire
  • The Office (US)
  • Community
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Arrested Development

7 Films

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars: A New Hope
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Bring It On

7 Football Players

  • Eric Cantona
  • Bryan Robson
  • Katie Zelem
  • Diego Forlan
  • Marcus Rashford
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
  • Bruno Fernandes

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