Sound enhanced poem: Mark Goodwin

Gulls and Jacks, A Gower, A July 2013 Poetry, vocals, field-recording, & production: Mark Goodwin. Published in Poetry Wales Spring 2016. Photo: Nikki Clayton.

Editorial: Desire

From Poetry Wales Spring 2016, Volume 51 Issue 3 ‘There is something very unsettling about unconscious desire’ said Tamara Dellutri to me when I discussed the topic of this issue with her. We learn desire in our earliest moments, when we learn to love, to be with and apart from someone else. So a manifestation of adult desire […]

Exhibition View: The Night-Time Economy

The Night-Time Economy is a collaboration between Kate Mercer and SJ Fowler exhibiting in Newport and London. The Night-Time Economy is featured in the Spring 2016 issue of Poetry Wales. Newport: The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre April 6th to 29th 2016. Special View – April 6th 2016. Readings & performances from SJ Fowler, Nia Davies & Eurig Salisbury […]

Words&Words&Words March 2016

2nd March 2016, 7pm Studio Theatre, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth Poetry Wales previews a hot new issue at Words&Words&Words! Words&Words&Words is a new evening of innovative poetry and spoken word at Aberystwyth Arts Centre’s Studio Theatre. We’ll be previewing our new ‘Desire’ issue with readings from Nicky Arscott, Jasmine Donahaye and Amy McCauley. The night will also feature […]

Review: The Whitsun Wedding Video

The Whitsun Wedding Video by Jeremy Noel-Tod (Rack Press, 2015) reviewed by Dai George.   What do Pam Ayres, R.S. Thomas and Frances Leviston have in common? Not the set-up to a bad joke overheard at the T.S. Eliot Prize ceremony, but a question I pondered as I read ‘A Mug’s Game’ (subtitle: ‘The Modern […]

Llefaru Unigol (the process of remembering)

by Sophie McKeand   Whenever the great cultural juggernaut of Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru rolls into Y Gogs I sign up for the solo recital (llefaru unigol) competition in the Maes D: dysgu Cymraeg. The reason I do so is that, in addition to improving my Cymraeg, it offers a unique opportunity to fold open the creative process […]

Review: The River by Jane Clarke

The River (Bloodaxe Books, £ 9.95) by Jane Clarke reviewed by Tony Curtis It is a pleasure to read this debut collection of poems, handsomely produced and finely judged in terms of its orchestration of elegy and celebration; especially as I encountered many of these in workshops in my last years teaching on the Masters […]

Poems: Geraldine Monk

Geraldine Monk reads poems from a new series ‘They who saw the deep’ at a performance last year. These poems are written after the shipping news and include themes of and references to migration, sea travel, displacement, the Epic of Gilgamesh and the cooking of roast dinners. Four of these poems appear in our Winter 2015 issue.

Gelynion: Joe Dunthorne & S J Fowler

Joe Dunthorne and Steven J Fowler perform their collaboration at Gelynion – Enemies London in June 2015. Their poem Iceland vs Iceland is published in the Winter issue of Poetry Wales.