Gelynion: Frances Presley & Robert Minhinnick

Robert Minhinnick and Frances Presley perform their collaboration at Gelynion – Enemies Swansea in May 2015. The piece is published in the Winter issue of Poetry Wales.

Winter 2015 Editorial

Oh such wealth, great caskets of sunlight unlocked pouring all over me like the water in the lake – all your letters – three envelopes of your letters – all waiting there today. Darling, darling, darling Frieda, making me feel so many multitudes in my heart & thoughts and manness and one deep mood after another gravely approaching and […]

Seeing voice: a poetry & visual special, Swansea

8pm, Volcano theatre, 27 – 30 High Street, SA1 1LG, Swansea   Poetry Wales and Aquifer Books celebrate poetry in the visual dimension at Volcano Theatre’s Novemberfest with readings, collage, film, signs and symbols. Join us for an intertwining of image and language and celebrate the launch of the winter issue of Poetry Wales. With Suze de Lee, […]

Poem: The Birds of Rhiannon

By Rhian Edwards   The Birds of Rhiannon Before I was mortal, I was haloed in feathers, my trinity of familiars; whose birdsong was legend, serenading the dead from their dreams, lullabying the living to torpor.  For the sake of this world and him, I swallowed my guardians, let them nest in my belly and […]

Review: Gwalia Patagonia by Jon Gower

Reviewed by Dylan Moore Half a decade in the writing, Gwalia Patagonia has been a labour of love for self-confessed ‘professional Welshman’ Jon Gower. For such a small colony (just 162 people originally set out on the old tea clipper Mimosa), in such an obscure end of the world – ‘grey – tough and stunted […]

North Wales International Poetry Festival 2015

Gwyl Farddoniaeth Ryngwladol Gogledd Cymru 2015 The fourth North Wales International Poetry Festival brings together leading poets from Wales and around Europe in a rich multilingual mix of voices. PROGRAMME Wednesday 7th October Words & Words & Words 19.45, Arts Centre, Aberystwyth. £5 An evening of innovative poetry and spoken word curated by Mary Jacob and […]

Poetry Wales Patagonia Celebration

Thursday, October 22nd, 7pm, Free! Waterloo Tea House, Wyndham Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1FH A special Patagonian-themed event to celebrate our most recent issue ‘Wales, Patagonia and the cultures of the imagination’. Chilean poet, performer and artist Luna Montenegro will be in Cardiff especially to perform her poems haunted by the dead languages and lost cultures of Patagonia. […]

Swansea Automatic: Workshop & Event

Residency, event & workshop AiR art and craft space, 30-31 High Street, Swansea 24th – 26th September 2015 “Systematically derange the language” – Bernadette Mayer. Swansea Automatic (Aquifer Press) is an experimental novel by poet Rhys Trimble. It celebrates Swansea through the creative writing advice of Bernadette Mayer – an author associated with the American l=a=n=g=u=a=g=e […]

Review: Soleïman Adel Guémar

  Les Yeux Fermés (Eyes Closed), by Soleïman Adel Guémar, translated by Tom Cheesman & John Goodby (Hafan Books, 2014), ISBN 9780992656423. Reviewed by Andrea Tallarita   Consider – ‘à ses pieds / les disparus / les massacrés / les torturés / les détenus’ (‘at his feet / the disappeared / the massacred / the tortured / […]

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