My first collection was published by Dempsey & Windle in 2018.
Maggie Sawkins, winner of the Ted Hughes Prize for Poetry, 2014, comments on “Landings”:
“From the Electric Arms and Istanbul Grill to the Feng Shui Shop on Fratton Road and the twice won FA Cup – the UK’s most densely populated city is Richard Williams’ oyster. Portsmouth may be all about location, but how can we hang on to our dreams when surrounded by flat-fronted houses and disposable barbecues? Williams keeps his sensibility intact by transforming his observations into finely-tuned poems that go way beyond the provincial. In his powerful eponymous poem ‘Landings’, spanning Manchester to Mogadishu via the moon, he warns against passive voyeurism, as if ‘imagining could never be enough’. These imaginative poems evoke what it is to be human – they are celebratory, sad, funny and wise.
There are a few other reviews of Landings on this site (all tagged as such and so searchable easily enough I hope!). If they whet your appetite and you want to buy a copy then it is available on Amazon , eBay, through your local bookshop or direct from the publishers here https://www.dempseyandwindle.com/richard_williams.html