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Bill Kirton

Bill Kirton writes :

"I was born in Plymouth, England a long time ago but I’ve lived most of my life in Scotland. I’ve written stage and radio plays, songs and sketches for revues, flash fiction, short stories, novels, stories for children and books aimed at helping students to write effective academic essays and dissertations and get the most out of university and work. I’ve been a university lecturer, actor, director, TV presenter, visiting professor and artist at the University of Rhode Island and spent a few years as a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow in universities in Aberdeen, Dundee and St Andrews. I love writing and exploring many forms and genres."

Please visit his website, Bill Kirton, Writer

By way of introduction, Bill mentioned to the OPP that he's been invited on 3 occasions to spend time at URI as Visiting Professor & Director in the Theater department.  - Rhode Island is not such a small world, after all!

 Bill's Origami micro-chapbook & selected poem are available below.


Origami Micro-chapbook

Selected Poem(s)

Fibonacci Variations


Cover Photo by Bill Kirton
Fibonacci Poems
A Fibonacci poem is a multiple-line verse
based on the Fibonacci sequence
so that the number of syllables in each line
equals the total number of syllables
in the preceding two lines.

{mooblock=New Leaf}

When the sap
Stirred me into life,
Pushed my tender tip from the bark,
I stretched into infinity and reached for the sun.
Greening and plumping, I danced
With the breeze on the branch.
Then, everything was possible.
Life flowed from the earth
Into me,
My veins,

Bill Kirton © 2013