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Granada International Poetry Festival

This February, Richard Gwyn represented Poetry Wales at Granada International Poetry Festival in Nicaragua.

Pierre Joris, Katherine Hedeen, Victor Rodriguez-Nunez and Richard Gwyn

Pierre Joris, Katherine Hedeen, Victor Rodriguez-Nunez and Richard Gwyn

Richard Gwyn with Claribel Alegría

Richard Gwyn with Claribel Alegría

Poetry Wales launch: Bangor

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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

PALAS PRINT PENDREF, Bangor
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

PALAS PRINT PENDREF, Bangor
6.30pm, nos Fercher, 27ain Hydref

The launch of issue 46.2, Autumn 2010

POETRY WALES
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lansio barddoniaeth poetry launch

DERYN REES-JONES
KELLY GROVIER
DAMIAN WALFORD DAVIES
ELISABETH SALTER
TIFFANY ATKINSON
RICHARD MARGGRAF TURLEY
LYNDON DAVIES
PETER BARRY
MATTHEW FRANCIS
ZOË SKOULDING
JOHN BARNIE
EURIG SALISBURY
JASMINE DONAHAYE

amgueddfa ceredigion museum
aberystwyth dydd iau 6.00pm
thursday 14/10/10 free am ddim

Peter Finch in The Western Mail

Thanks to Peter Finch for his kind words about PW in his column ‘The Insider’, in the Western Mail, October 9 2010.

“It is in the new Poetry Wales, however, that revolution is really apparent. In the 1970s, when the late Eric Mottram held the helm of London’s Poetry Review, the English-speaking literary world was split into two mutually opposed factions – the traditionalists and the innovators. In the cause of progress Mottram favoured the work of the latter. In Wales space was only ever available to the former. My own Welsh work sank into the mist.

Thirty years on Zoe Skoulding’ s new issue turns the tables. London’s Poetry Review now represents English poetry’s calm centre while Poetry Wales displays a wide range of innovative work. Alice Entwistle interviewing Wendy Mulford, John Goodby on Welsh modernist poetry. Poetry by Lee Harwood, Ralph Hawkins, Geoffrey Hill, John Powell Ward, and a stream of innovators from inside Wales and without. I enjoyed every page.

It’s taken an age but Wales might at last have caught the world up.”

Read More from this column.

Purple Moose Poetry Prize 2010

Thanks to you all again for your entries in this year’s competition. As you can tell from the two postponements of the judges’ announcement, the final decision was no easy one, reflecting the high standard of collections.

However, the judges have made their decision:

The winning entry is… ‘Welcome Back to the Country’ by Graham Clifford. Congratulations Graham!

You can buy his collection by clicking here.

‘Direct Method’ by Cliff Forshaw is first runner-up.

The highly commended entries are:
‘Banquet in the Hall of Happiness’ by Victor Tapner
‘The Apologist’ by Matthew Howard

(all real names, although all entries were judged anonymously).

‘Welcome Back to the Country’ will be published by Seren as a pamphlet in the Autumn, and the details above will go on the Poetry Wales website.

Congratulations to all once again!

* The deadline for entries to the Purple Moose Poetry Prize 2010 was May 1. The competition will return at the beginning of 2011.

You can go to the Purple Moose page for more information.

Purple Moose Poetry Prize 2009

Once again, thank you to all the entrants in the first Poetry Wales/Purple Moose Poetry Prize in 2009.

After carefully considering all 136 entries, the judges (Zoë Skoulding and Patrick McGuinness) have chosen a winner: Precious Asses by ‘JCM’, whose real name is James Methven. Congratulations James!

Go to the Purple Moose page for more information, including a list of Highly Commended entries.

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