Jamie Woods is a writer from Swansea. He has had poetry in Poetry Wales, Spoonie Journal, and Ink Sweat and Tears; 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.
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 is now Poet in Residence of the charity Leukaemia Care UK.
You can read Jamie’s Leukaemia story on Leukaemia Care’s website.
Jamie teaches part-time Creative Writing courses for adults at Cardiff University, from Starting to Write and Writer’s Workshop, through to specialist Disability and Digital Publishing modules.
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.
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.