John Siddique

Non-fiction writer, Poet


John Siddique is the author of Signposts of The Spiritual Journey, a book on accessing greater meaning in our lives and ‘So’ (Collected New Poems 2011-21) and seven other books. His poetry collection Don’t Wear It on your Head is a perennial favourite with younger readers. His work has been featured in Time, The Tablet, Granta, the Guardian, Poetry Review, The Rialto and on BBC Radio 3 and 4. Besides his books and writing life, John is a hugely popular meditation teacher. He is the creator of two online courses, ‘Self-Acceptance Through Authenticity‘ and ‘Magical Moments‘, and his online meditations have had over three million downloads.

The Spectator describes him as ‘A stellar British poet’. The Times of India calls him ‘Rebellious by nature, pure at heart.’ The novelist and New York Times Correspondent Bina Shah says he is ‘One of the best poets of our generation.’

John holds an MA in Literature and Creative Writing from Manchester Victoria University and is an Honorary Fellow of Leicester University. He is the former Poet Laureate of Canterbury and was Poet in Residence at California State University, LA, for The British Council. John is a founding board member and commissioning editor for the Royal Literary Fund initiative WritersMosaic.

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Non-fiction writer, Poet




  • York St John University, 2013–2015