Good Ghost Bill, aka. Bill Moran, is a spoken word poet from Austin, Texas. Having won numerous championships in the USA, he's now on tour in Australia, sharing his talent and running workshops with aspiring slam poets. Writer's Edit was lucky enough to speak to Bill before his event at Enough Said in Wollongong.
Tell us how you first learned about spoken word poetry and how you got into it.
Have you got any common themes throughout your work?
Talk us through your writing process, from what inspires you to the end result...
You've won numerous championships in the US, but what would you say has been the high point of your career so far?
As a close second choice: I would also choose the US tour I went on last May. I'd choose it for the above reasons, plus I was able to experience it with some of best friends. I didn't think we could become better friends than we were before the trip, but I was pleasantly surprised.
Tell us about your tour and what sparked the idea to do it...
After the tour, what's next on the Good Ghost Bill agenda?
When I return to Texas, I have a few days to relax, and then it's off to the second leg of this tour in Chicago, New York, and Austin! I'll have a month free after that to work with a poetry team in my hometown as they prepare to perform for an upcoming festival in Houston, and then another short two week tour along America's west coast, and then I'll probably start to graduate school to study Creative Writing in August. Bottom line: 2014 will be very busy! Especially since I'll have responsibilities to take care of for my non-profit organisation in the meantime (a LOT of emails to answer haha).
Good Ghost Bill will be performing at Studio 19, Wollongong on the 18th of March, 2014 - you can buy tickets at the door. If you want to follow Bill's journey, you can follow him on Facebook here or Twitter, here.
Writer's Edit would like to thank Good Ghost Bill for taking the time to speak with us.
Looking forward to your performance at Enough Said, Bill!