Founded in 1965, Poetry Wales is a quarterly magazine with an international reputation for excellent poems, features and reviews from Wales and beyond. Emerging from a rich bilingual culture, Poetry Wales explores the diverse perspectives of Welsh poetry in English and its international relationships.

Its interest in translation, and in local and national identities in a global context, are at the forefront of some of the most exciting developments in poetry today. The magazine is open to tradition and experiment, publishing poetry from a wide range of approaches. Against this background of dynamic contrast, it offers a lively and informed critical context for the best contemporary poetry.

The Poetry Magazines website features a page on PW, with three back issues available to view online: 29.1 (July 1993), 17.4 (Spring 1982), and the very first issue: 1.1 (Spring 1965). Click here to see the page and to read these historic issues

And click here to read our Wikipedia entry.

How to Submit

Please read a copy of the magazine before submitting to get an idea of the kind of poetry we publish. If you think your work is suitable for us and would like to be considered for publication, please click on the link below to be taken to our submissions page: Submit to Poetry Wales [...]

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Financial Support

Poetry Wales is published with the financial support of the Welsh Books Council. [...]

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Purple Moose

The Purple Moose Prize returns for 2013! Entries must comprise 20-24 original poems. The winner will have their pamphlet published by Seren, and receive a £250 cash prize, 25 complimentary copies of the pamphlet and royalties from sales. Work will be showcased on thePoetry Wales website and be prom [...]

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Editor: Zoë Skoulding – Zoë Skoulding is Editor of Poetry Wales magazine and the author of poetry collections The Mirror Trade, and Remains of a Future City among other publications. A member of the group Parking Non-Stop, she has performed her work in poetry and music at festivals across Europ [...]

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The Poetry Wales Committee: John Barnie taught at the University of Copenhagen from 1969-82. He was Assistant Editor (1985-90), then Editor (1990-2006) of the cultural magazine Planet: The Welsh Internationalist. His publications include, Sea Lilies: Selected Poems 1984-2003, Trouble in Heaven (long [...]

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