Founded in 1965, Poetry Wales is published triannually with an international reputation for excellent poems, features and reviews from Wales and beyond. Emerging from a rich bilingual literary culture, Poetry Wales explores the diverse perspectives of Welsh poetry and literature 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.

Poetry Wales is edited by Nia Davies. The Welsh language editor is Eurig Salisbury and Elzbieta Wójcik-Leese  is a contributing editor. Previous editors have included Zoë Skoulding, Robert Minhinnick, Meic Stephens, Cary Archard, John Powell Ward, Richard Poole, Mike Jenkins and Sam Adams, guest editors included Deryn Rees-Jones, Gwyneth Lewis, Paul Henry  and Duncan Bush.

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.

Poetry Wales is supported by the Welsh Book Council, Swansea University, Cardiff University and its Patreon supporters.

Opinions expressed in Poetry Wales magazine and website, and in any corresponding comments, are the personal opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Poetry Wales and editorial and management team.



Sefydlwyd Poetry Wales yn 1965. Cylchgrawn chwarterol ydyw gydag enw da rhyngwladol am gerddi, erthyglau ac adolygiadau rhagorol o Gymru a thu hwnt. Ac yntau wedi datblygu o ddiwylliant dwyieithog cyfoethog mae Poetry Wales yn archwilio amrywiol agweddau barddoniaeth Saesneg Cymru a’i chysylltiadau rhyngwladol.

Mae’r sylw mae’n ei roi i gyfieithiadau ac i hunaniaethau lleol a chenedlaethol mewn cyd-destun byd eang yn chwarae rhan flaenllaw yn rhai o’r datblygiadau mwyaf diddorol ym marddoniaeth heddiw. Mae’r cylchgrawn ar gyfer y traddodiadol a’r arbrofol ac fe gyhoeddir barddoniaeth o bob lliw a llun. Ynghyd â’r cyferbyniad trawiadol hwn mae’n rhoi cyd-destun beirniadol bywiog a deallus ar gyfer y farddoniaeth gyfoes orau.

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***Ymddiheuriadau i’r rheini sy’n medru’r Gymraeg – yn anffodus, mae’r ategyn sy’n galluogi i’r wefan fod yn ddwyieithog wedi torri ar hyn o bryd, ond bydd fel newydd eto mor fuan â phosib.****

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Poetry Wales is published with the financial support of the Welsh Books Council. Cyhoeddir Poetry Wales gyda chymorth ariannol Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru. [...]

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Editor: Nia Davies Nia Davies is a poet and editor of Poetry Wales. She has co-curated and participated in several transcultural collaborations, projects and events and her work has been widely translated. Her most recent publications are All fours (Bloodaxe Books, 2017), England (Crater, 2017) a [...]

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