If only you'd made poems
then and there and now.
The point at which you heard it.
It is a bad day of
poetic karma but nothing is boring usually.
So, we went in search
of the Something Dove's call,
but rather than that voice...
- from We In The Hours
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Rob Yates is a young writer currently based in the UK. He graduated from Oxford University in 2013, having read English Language and Literature, and since then has appeared as a bookseller, a bartender, a casual gardener and a charity worker both at home and abroad. Recent stints overseas took him through Indonesia, New Zealand and Nepal.
He has completed a first novel, entitled Trumbling Grandsire, and has practically abandoned editing a second, provisionally named Off Ground. He is now turning his attention to writing short stories and a hesitant novella, as well as to spoken word recordings which can be found here.
He has also released a selection of poems, which can be purchased here.
This site aims to act as a central hub for my work, to keep as much of it as possible under one roof, and to direct you towards more of it should you so wish.