William place amongst the great and good of the poetry and literary elite, including Basil Bunting, Alan Ginsburg, Seamus Heaney, Hugh MacDiarmid and Melvyn Bragg...... 

 

Morden Tower in the Newcastle-upon-Tyne city wall, showing the circular turret on the left and the entrance along Back Stowell Street on the right.

 

Morden Tower has been an unusual, but internationally important poetry venue in the North East of England since 1964. In 1990 Bloodaxe Publishers printed an anthology of poets who had read at the Tower, of which William's poetry was a part. This anthology was featured on the Radio 4 programme Kaleidoscope on 30/5/90. To hear the extract from the programme, including readings by Basil Bunting and William, click on the jukebox button below and choose number 13  - Morden Tower from the menu:

 

 

 

 (NB I understand the Tower now has a toilet!)

 

 

 

William after a poetry reading at Morden Tower

(diagram of the 'Wiramutha Helix' in the background)