Interview series – Richard Biddle

I focus on making visual poetry because I love that it is free of boundaries… And, it allows me access to a mediative process. I lose myself, in it.

When / why did you start writing poetry? – answers in adjectives – , playable , excitable , uncontrollable, becauseable, possible

How do you write a poem? – answer in five verbs. collecting, collaging, cut and pasting, scanning, printing…

What is your definition of what experimental poetry is? Anything that isn’t unexperimental

Have you done many interviews before? Do you find them repetitive? Repetitive? Repetitive?
I have only been interviewed once. It was by Anthony Etherin for the Penteract Press podcast, so no repetitive vibes.

What’s a favorite snack you like when poet-ing?
Chocolate digestives and decaffeinated Earl Grey tea. I like to dunk.

What are you kinda obsessed by? The UK Independent music scene throughout the 80s and into the 90s (mostly Creation Records and Factory Records).

Do you tell your social circle about your poet-ing? I do.

How do you rebel?
If reality is a non-dual experience, is there a separate self? And what profound effect does this have on awareness of experience.

Tell me a literary / science fact or joke, please.

What’s your fav colour, poet, snack. (this is your pen name!) Blue Hughes Jaffa Cake.

Twitter @littledeaths68

Richard Biddle is a visual artist and experimental poet. His work has been published in numerous anthologies and journals.  ​Books – Messages From Elsewhere – An Alien Graffiti @timglaset 2019 Consciousness @PenteractPress 2020.