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Live poetry in Merthyr with Jonathan Edwards

Nosweithiau Meic Agored / Open Mic Nights
Gwesty’r Imperial Hotel, Pontmorlais
Merthyr Tudful, CF47 8UH
Mynediad am ddim / Free

On January 22nd Poetry Wales will be marking its 50th year in the town where it all started – Merthyr Tydfil. We will be celebrating at the regular open mic night at the Imperial Hotel with special guest Jonathan Edwards.

Joining Jonathan will be Katrin Selina Lloyd, Steven Hitchins, Patrick Jones and Chris Paul and there’ll also be an open mic.

Come along from 7.30pm to celebrate 50 years of Poetry Wales and hear some new poems from some of Wales’s most exciting poets!

Events for your Diary!

Coming up in October 2014 we have two events in Cardiff and Swansea – all welcome!


Late Night Poetry at New Under the Sun

Cameo Club, Cardiff

9.45pm, Friday 17th October

Poetry Wales presents an evening of poetry at Parthian’s pop-up festival New Under The Sun. We’ll be presenting the new Autumn issue with recent contributors Richard James Jones, Katherine Stansfield and Jemma L King. We’ll also be joined by poets Nick Fisk and Richard Gwyn. Join us for some late night poems.

More information about this action-packed two-day international festival is available at:  


Sound, vision, text 

Poetry Wales Autumn issue launch at the Do Not Go Gentle Festival

Dylan Thomas Birthplace, 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, Swansea

3-4pm Sunday 26th October


Poetry Wales is delighted to be launching its Autumn issue at the Dylan Thomas Birthplace at this year’s Do Not Go Gentle festival in Swansea’s Uplands. We’ll be taking poetry well and truly off the page and into the air.

Peter Finch has been ripping up and refashioning the written word for decades.  He’ll be performing a new sound piece based on Dylan Thomas and we’ll also present a mini-retrospective of his visual work – featured in Poetry Wales‘s autumn issue. He’ll be joined by the bilingual performer Rhys Trimble who will also be doing an avant garde tribute to Dylan, Katrin Lloyd, Swansea-based poet Richard James Jones and other poets to be confirmed. All welcome!

Join us at Dylan’s first home – 5 Cwmdonkin Drive as part of the Do Not Go Gentle Festival from 3pm.

£5 or free with a festival ticket. If you’re on Facebook please join our Facebook event page.

50th Volume Celebration, Cardiff

Thursday 25th September, 7pm 
Upstairs at Jacob’s antiques
Free, but please RSVP by emailing

Poetry Wales was founded in 1965 and has been publishing poetry and criticism from Wales and beyond for nearly 50 years. This summer we published the first issue of the 50th Volume – also the first to be edited by Nia Davies. To mark a long history and a new chapter, we’re holding a celebratory event in Cardiff this September.

There will be performances from a variety of poets and you’ll be able to get a glimpse of the magazine’s history. Short readings will come from Rhian Edwards, D E Oprava, Kevin Mills, Damian Walford Davies, Jonathan Edwards, Emily Blewitt,  John Goodby, Richard Gwyn and Steven Hitchins.

All are invited to come and celebrate with us in the gallery upstairs at Jacob’s antiques market.

Poetry Wales Volume 1, issue 2

Poetry Wales Volume 1, issue 2 – Autumn 1965

Launch at Poetry International, London

Plurilingua – Poetry Wales 50th Volume Launch
at Poetry International Festival, South Bank Centre, London
Sunday 20th July, 6pm
Level Five Function Room
Free but ticketed

The event is free but ticketed. Tickets can be secured over the phone, online or in person at the box office. Please visit the South Bank Centre Website to find out more.Wales’s two languages and its rich literary culture offers its poets a huge range of opportunities to make it anew.  Join us to hear some of the new plurilingual poetry from Wales. Featuring: Eurig Salisbury, Tiffany Atkinson, Joe Dunthorne, Sharon Morris, Dai George, Rhys Trimble, Megan Watkins and more to be announced.

Severn – by Cris Paul

This event is supported by Literature Wales.




The Oriel Gallery

The Hay Poetry Jamboree (click name to go to the website) celebrates its third birthday with another magnificent line-up of some of the best and most exciting poets on the contemporary scene, amongst them Allen Fisher, Carol Watts, Ralph Hawkins, Maggie O Sullivan, Sean Bonney and Kelvin Corcoran.

Robert Sheppard delivers the academic lecture, Elysium Gallery from Swansea present Bus Stop Cinema, an extravaganza of short films in the chapel. Come and sample the amazing atmosphere of this small but extremely telling festival.

The Jamboree runs from 18.30 on Thursday 2nd June until Saturday 4th June, at: Oriel Contemporary Art Gallery, Salem Chapel, Bell Bank, Hay on Wye.

Poetry Wales, one of the sponsors, will be on sale throughout, and appearing on Saturday 4th at 2pm with Editor Zoe Skoulding, Steven Hitchins, Carrie Etter and Richard Gwyn (reading his translations of Latin American poets).

Come down and meet us! You can also find the Jamboree on Facebok.

Radical Landscape Poetry

Palas Print Pendref
Bangor High Street
March 17th 6.30pm

Launch of The Ground Aslant: Radical Landscape Poetry
A new anthology from Shearsman Books edited by Harriet Tarlo

With readings by:
Harriet Tarlo
Ian Davidson
Zoe Skoulding

In association with Poetry Wales

Free, all welcome.

First Thursday Pamphlet and Magazine Launch

welcome back to the country

Chapter Arts Centre, Canton, Cardiff
Thursday, February 3, 7:30pm – 10:30pm

This special PW launch in association with Seren’s First Thursday series features a reading from Welcome Back to the Country, Graham Clifford’s prizewinning entry in the Poetry Wales Purple Moose Pamphlet competition.

Also reading will be Richard Gwyn, Lamorna Elmer, Patrick McGuinness and Zoe Skoulding.

There will be an open-mic session.

Copies of the new issue of Poetry Wales will be on sale. It features a dialogue on the multilingual poem by Pierre Joris and Jean Portante, Richard Gwyn on Latin American poetry, Tiffany Atkinson on W.S. Graham, and more poems from Wales and beyond.

Poetry Reading with Jasmine Donhaye

pw 46.3Blue Sky Café, High Street / Stryd Fawr, Bangor,
Monday, January 31 · 8:00pm – 9:30pm

PW in association with Bangor University’s School of English is pleased to welcome Jamsine Donahaye, editor of Planet and author of Self-Portrait as Ruth (Salt).

Copies of the new issue of Poetry Wales will be on sale. It features a dialogue on the multilingual poem by Pierre Joris and Jean Portante, Richard Gwyn on Latin American poetry, Tiffany Atkinson on W.S. Graham, and more poems from Wales and beyond.

Poetry Wales launch: Bangor


Join us to celebrate the publication of
SHIELD by Lyndon Davies
ILLENNIUM by John Goodby
with the authors

and the latest edition of POETRY WALES

6.30pm, Wednesday, 27th October

Gwahoddiad i ddathlu cyhoeddi

SHIELD by Lyndon Davies
ILLENNIUM by John Goodby
yng nghwmni’r awduron

a rhifyn diweddaraf POETRY WALES

6.30pm, nos Fercher, 27ain Hydref