Gloria Watts: Poet Interview

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Gloria Watts

Gloria Watts

Gloria Watts is a retired Further Education College Lecturer. She lives in the UK, is married with two grown children and four grandchildren. She writes flash fiction, short stories and poetry; many of her stories/poems can be found published online. She is an active member of a number of on-line writing forums, and belongs to two local writing groups in her hometown. Gloria loves to keep busy so when not scribbling she is happy reading, watercolor painting, playing piano, gardening, practising yoga, and of course, she has time for plenty of writing. Gloria is also one of the Top 25 poets from the 2013 April PAD Challenge.

Here is her poem:

“I Love Hats,” by Gloria Watts

I love hats, the sight of a wavy brim,
a woolen pull on, with or without
a bobble, a nattily brimmed trilby,
a good old winter’s standby with
ear-muffs puts a smile on my face.

So, sorry folks but my consumption
a habit, to be curtailed – impossible.


Where are you located?

The UK, the Midlands, in the county of Northamptonshire, usually called ‘The Shire of the Roses.’ I live
in a small market town listed in the Doomsday Book – a detailed survey of the land held by William the Conqueror, an earliest surviving public record.

Who are your favorite poets?

Benjamin Zephaniah, Maya Angelou, Robert Frost.

As a reader, what do you like most in poems?

I like humor. I like poems that connect with me – sad, or funny.

What were your goals for the 2013 April PAD Challenge?

I wanted to commit to writing a poem every day, good or bad.

What’s next for you?

I’m planning to publish a selection of my poetry–hopefully.


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4 thoughts on “Gloria Watts: Poet Interview

  1. Linda Goin

    Gloria, I LOVE hats, and I love your poem. Living in Derby country (near Louisville, KY) provides me with plenty of chances to wear hats, too. I hope you publish a collection soon! Thanks!


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